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Swiss team concludes that particulate filters should be mandatory for GDI engines

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Based on a three-year study of toxic and environmentally relevant pollutants from gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines, Swiss researchers have concluded that some GDI engines emit just as many soot particles as unfiltered diesel cars did in the past.

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South's good ol' boy drag racers whupped by Tesla, not happy about it

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For as long as there have been automobiles, drivers have had the itch to go faster than the guy in the next car. Throughout decades we've seen horsepower wars waged between giant, large displacement V-8 engines and even 4-cylinder engines with plenty of forced induction.

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Are ‘thinking’ traffic lights the solution to our traffic woes?

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‘Autonomous driving’ and ‘driverless cars’ are phrases that are now part of everyday life and feature in almost every debate about the future of trans

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HZB team devises new Ti4O7 cathode material for Lithium-sulfur batteries

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Volkswagen apprentices unveil 48V hybrid Golf GTI, enhanced Golf GTE PHEV at at Wörthersee meeting

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At Volkswagen’s Wörthersee meeting this week, 13 apprentices from Volkswagen Wolfsburg and Sitech are presenting the first GTI that also features electric propulsion: the Golf GTI First Decade.

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Government of Canada to develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle strategy by 2018

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The Government of Canada is moving forward with provincial and territorial partners, industry and stakeholders, to develop a national strategy to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVS)—battery electric, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles—on Canadian roads by 2018. Transportation accounts for about 24% of Canada’s emissions, mostly from cars and trucks.

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Daimler receives Porsche Prize for diesel aftertreatment system in OM 654

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Platinum-yttrium nanoalloys 10x as effective as platinum nanoparticles in fuel cells

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Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and Technical University of Denmark have shown that thin alloy films of single-target co-sputtered platinum-yttrium exhibit up to 7x higher specific activity (13.4 ± 0.4

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Ricardo demos real-world driving emissions testing at Air Quality show

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Ricardo demonstrated its new real-world driving emissions measurement service ( earlier post ), and discussed the first results from its road side vehicle monitoring research, at the Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE) in the UK earlier this week.

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan powered by 2.0L EA888 Gen3B engine

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The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan arrives in US dealerships this summer powered by the most advanced version yet of Volkswagen’s EA888 four-cylinder engine, the Gen3B.

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2017 smart fortwo electric drive offers more for less; starting MSRP $23,800 in US

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Arriving in US dealers this summer, Mercedes-Benz’ 2017 smart fortwo electric drive coupe will start at just $23,800; the electric drive cabrio will start at $28,000, excluding federal and state incentives. Prices exclude $750 destination and delivery charge.)

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Daimler lays foundation for its second battery factory; €500M investment for premium eBattery plant

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Daimler has laid the foundation for its second battery factory. At its wholly-owned subsidiary ACCUMOTIVE in Kamenz, the second factory for lithium-ion batteries is being built with an investment of around €500 million (US$562 million).

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Soaring growth of solar power demonstrated in one chart

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Sometimes a picture is truly worth a thousand words. In the case of the rapidly rising rate of solar generation for electricity, numerous forecasts by internationally respected bodies have proven woefully conservative. The image in the tweet below, created by Auke Hoestra at the Technical University of Eindhoven, in The Netherlands, shows it. electric utilities Netherlands renewable energy solar clean energy wind energy

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How does the heat pump work in a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid?

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The challenge of reducing the energy used by traditional heating systems in battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars is one automakers still grapple with today. Reduced battery range in cold temperatures, combined with batteries working overtime to heat the cabin, can produce drastic declines in EPA-estimated range figures. The Toyota Prius Prime. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Six mobility start-ups launching Volkswagen’s incubator program at Transparent Factory

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Volkswagen has selected the first six teams for the new start-up incubator at Volkswagen’s Gläserne Manufaktur (Transparent Factory, earlier post ) in Dresden: the start-ups Smart City System from Nuremberg; LoyalGo from Dortmund; Tretbox from Berlin; and Ekoio from Leipzig were declared winners on Thursday evening following a pitch competition at the factory. Volkswagen announced the incubator program at CeBIT 2017 in Hanover earlier this year.

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Wärtsilä to install hybrid system on LNG-powered offshore supply vessel

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The technology group Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with Eidesvik Offshore to install a hybrid system with batteries on board of its vessel Viking Princess. The ship will become the first offshore supply vessel in which batteries reduce the number of generators on board.

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Continental supplying transmission control unit, sensor cluster and software for Great Wall 7DCT

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Continental is supplying the transmission control unit (TCU), sensor cluster unit (SUU), and application software for Great Wall Motor’s (GWM) seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT).

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EIA projects light-duty vehicle energy use to drop 12% by 2025

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The US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017) Reference case projects a decline in light-duty vehicle energy use between 2018 and 2040 as improvements in fuel economy more than offset increases in light-duty vehicle (LDV) miles.

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BorgWarner begins production of dual-clutch module for new ZF transmission

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BorgWarner has started production of a new dual-clutch module family to be featured in the latest transmission from ZF.

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DOE: gasoline direct injection engine technology showing very rapid adoption; 48.5% market share after 9 years

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Gasoline direct injection (GDI) technology has seen very rapid adoption in the US since its first significant use, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

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Tesla extends free Supercharger use to all current owners

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Tesla has bestowed upon its current owners a sought-after perk previously reserved for early adopters: free Supercharging. Last year, Tesla announced it would begin charging for Supercharger station use for buyers of its electric cars after a certain date—but now it appears to have walked back that policy. Instead, it has extended free. plug-in cars Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car at 6 months: owner's likes, recommendations

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with a range of more than 200 miles, and it's already had a big impact on the California market. While it continues to trickle into dealerships in other states, a few lucky Californians now have six months in the 238-mile electric hatchback under their belt. An early owner, John. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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INFINITI selects 9 Internet of Things (IoT) and smart city startups for INFINITI LAB program in Canada

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INFINITI LAB Toronto, an Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities accelerator program from premium car brand INFINITI, announced the nine startups that will participate in the inaugural four-week accelerator program in Toronto. The nine participating startups have raised $2.7

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UBS study predicts electric-car cost parity in Europe could arrive by 2018

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With the prospect of multiple long-range electric cars hitting the market over the next few years, the prediction market is in full swing. Battery costs have fallen faster than predicted eight years ago, and virtually every carmaker plans to introduce at least one battery-electric vehicle with 200 miles of range or more. The Chevrolet Bolt EV. Europe costs plug-in cars Prices ownership costs

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International team uncovers mechanisms of VW, Fiat software defeat device code

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An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanisms of two families of software defeat devices for diesel engines: one used by the Volkswagen Group to pass emissions tests in the US and Europe, and a second found in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. To carry out the analysis, the team developed new static analysis firmware forensics techniques necessary automatically to identify defeat devices and confirm their function.

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Toyota, Honda, Nissan, other Japan firms to fund hydrogen fueling

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Earlier this year in Europe, 13 companies joined forces to create the Hydrogen Council, a global initiative to discuss and promote the use of hydrogen as a renewable source of energy. In the United States, GM and Honda have partnered up to build a production plant in Michigan that will roll out next-generation propulsion systems for fuel-cell. Japan hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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DC fast charging for electric cars: what's here, what's coming, what's hype?

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Drivers who want to use their electric cars for trips beyond a radius from their home charging site rely on DC fast-charging sites. Now Charged magazine has written a comprehensive guide to the current state and future of DC charging. Today, most publicly available chargers using the CHAdeMO and CCS standards have an output of 50 kilowatts or. ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging DC Rapid Charging eVgo charging network Combined Charging Standard (CCS

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Researchers find that high pressure is key to high-entropy alloys

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Researchers from Stanford University and the University of Tennessee report that high pressure could be the key to making advanced high-entropy alloys (HEAs, near-equiatomic solid solutions of multi-principal-elements that are promising for high-temperature applications, earlier post ) that are lighter, stronger and more heat-resistant than conventional alloys.

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Tesla Supercharging: happy days are here again (charge rate unchanged, still free for me)

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Last week, I was in a bit of a Tesla funk. That’s not normal; my four-plus years of Tesla Model S ownership have been a mostly giddy ride, with the few bumps minor and temporary. But last week I was facing the prospect of two long-term permanent downgrades to my personal Tesla World, both related to Supercharging. DON'T MISS: Life with Tesla. Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger

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Trump names vocal renewable-energy critic to oversee.renewable energy

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While the news headlines on President Donald Trump mostly address potential scandals, his administration has also lagged significantly in appointing top-level officials to run government agencies. Those that have been appointed often have an adversarial relationship to the missions of the agencies they run. Scott Pruitt, for example, is now. Politics global warming Efficiency climate change carbon dioxide renewable energy fossil fuels Donald Trump

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Study links PM2.5 pollution to heart damage

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Research presented at the annual CMR (cardiovascular magnetic resonance) imaging conference of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) links PM 2.5 pollution to heart damage. Among the sources of urban PM 2.5 are diesel and gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines ( earlier post ).

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WorldAutoSteel release v6 of Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines

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WorldAutoSteel, the automotive group of the World Steel Association, has published a major update to Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines (AHSS Guidelines), Version 6.0. AHSS Guidelines Version 6.0 is a leading resource of technical best practices on the market today for the forming and joining of the newest steels. WorldAutoSteel offers the AHSS Guidelines 6.0 free-of-charge to the global automotive community.

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US drivers log more than 1B miles on E15

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According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have logged more than 1 billion miles on E15. Today, E15 is sold at more than 800 retail outlets across 29 states. The EPA approves E15 for use in any vehicle manufactured since 2001, which equates to 9 out of 10 cars on the road today. Automakers also approve E15 for use in nearly three-quarters of new cars.

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Toyota Research Institute exploring blockchain technology for development of new mobility ecosystem

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The Toyota Research Institute ( TRI ) is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology (BC/DL) ( earlier post ) for use in the development of a new mobility ecosystem that could accelerate development of autonomous driving technology.

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Tesla drag racing, 6 months of Bolt EV, solar power soars, GM diesel suit: Today's Car News

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Today, a newly happy Tesla owner, some unhappy good ol' boy drag racers, soaring growth for solar power generation, and a Bolt EV after six months. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Our Tesla-owning writer David Noland was down in the dumps over Supercharging last week, but now, he writes, happy days are here again. (He He can charge his new. Today in Car News

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California trend: hybrid sales sink, plug-in electric cars soar

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California has always been a bellwether for automotive trends, and it leads every other state by far in the volumes of plug-in electric cars sold. It also led in national sales of hybrid cars for many years. In fact, for several years running, the Toyota Prius was the single most popular passenger car sold in the state—setting it well apart. sales California New car sales plug-in cars

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GM fuel-cell chief talks about military truck, Honda deal to build hydrogen powertrains

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Innovation has no secret for GM and after tapping into hybrid and electric engine technologies, fuel-cell is its next target. In an interview with Trucks.com, GM’s global fuel-cell business director Charles Freese seemed confident that hydrogen will become a next big step in transportation. General Motors has been involved in fuel-cell. General Motors GM hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell U.S.

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