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Nissan licenses NMRP spray-coated cylinder bore technology to HELLER; production of efficient engines

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Nissan Motor Co., has licensed its Nissan Machining Roughening Process (NMRP), a proprietary technology used in making automotive engines, to German machine tool manufacturer Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH. By using HELLER machinery that incorporates NMRP, carmakers can mass-produce engines with highly energy-efficient cylinder bores with iron spray coating at a consistent quality level.

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Urgent: Assemblymember Chris Holden Trying to Kill California’s 100% Renewable Climate Bill, #ChangeTheClimate, #SB100

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China developing timetable to end sales, production of gasoline cars

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The auto industry has now grudgingly accepted that battery-electric cars will make up some portion of the world's new vehicles in years to come. But a milestone in that trend may have come today, in news from China. Policy makers in the world's most populous country, and largest car market, are developing a timetable to end production and sales of. emissions China government climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policy

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New iOS 11 iPhone update will block drivers from texting behind the wheel

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Apple is set to unveil a software update that will prevent drivers receiving notifications when they are behind the wheel

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Ballard, Nisshinbo collaborate to offer first PEM fuel cell using non-precious-metal catalyst

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Ballard Power Systems has collaborated with Nisshinbo Holdings to develop a Non-Precious-Metal Catalyst (NPMC) for use in the world’s first commercialized NPMC-based proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell product. Nisshinbo and Ballard have jointly collaborated on the development of NPMC since 2013. Earlier post.).

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Honda Urban EV Concept to go on sale in 2019, but not for North America

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If there were a favorite car among journalists and car fans at this week's Frankfurt motor show, it may have been a small, all-electric hatchback city car. Which is pretty remarkable, given the practical, unexciting, utilitarian, slightly nerdy image every non-Tesla electric car seems to carry among that group even today. The car in question is. Frankfurt Auto Show minicar Future Cars Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Daimler begins deliveries of electric FUSO eCanter; UPS first commercial customer; NGO fleets

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), part of Daimler Trucks, celebrated the global launch of the FUSO eCanter ( earlier post ) in New York City. The FUSO eCanter is the world’s first series-produced all-electric light-duty truck and will be delivered to customers starting this year in the US, Europe and Japan. MFTBC is planning to deliver 500 units of this generation to customers within the next two years. Larger scale production is intended to start in 2019.

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Mercedes-Benz EQA: compact EV provides further insight into new sub-brand

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Out of all the Mercedes models present at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the EQA concept is quite possibly the most significant

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Why one guy bought a 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car: it was a great deal

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The deals, incentives, and rebates currently available on the 2017 Nissan Leaf are generous and well documented. A handful of utility companies across the United States have offered generous discounts, likely backed by Nissan itself, to move the current-generation Leaf from dealerships to driveways. All of this has occurred as the 2018 Nissan Leaf. Videos car buying incentives plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Honda unveils Urban EV Concept, production version in 2019; electrified technology for every new model launched in Europe

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Honda Motor Co. President and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo unveiled Honda’s new electric vehicle, the Urban EV Concept, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Urban EV Concept is built on a completely new platform, and sets the direction for the technology and design that will appear on a future battery electric Honda production model. The production version of the car will go onsale in Europe in 2019, he added.

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European consortium launches 4-year, $80M L3Pilot research project to test Level 3, 4 autonomous driving in 11 countries

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A European research consortium under the management of the Volkswagen Group launched the four-year L3Pilot project to test the viability of automated driving as a safe and efficient means of transportation. The project focuses on large-scale piloting of SAE Level 3 functions, with additional assessment of some Level 4 functions.

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Faurecia partners with CEA on fuel cell development

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Faurecia, one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, signed a five year agreement with the CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) to collaborate in a research and development program of fuel cell stack technologies. Faurecia will benefit from more than two decades of CEA research and expertise in fuel cell stacks and key components such as bipolar plates.

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Volkswagen prices 2017 e-Golf starting at $30,495; longer range, better fuel economy, more power

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Volkswagen of America Inc. is pricing the 2017 e-Golf starting at $30,495, plus $820 destination. For 2017, Volkswagen is using an updated lithium-ion battery with an increased energy capacity of 35.8 kWh, up from 24.2 The revised battery helps increase the vehicle’s range from an EPA-estimated total range of 83 miles to 125 miles on a single charge. The 7.2 kW on-board charger is now standard on all trims, which enables the battery to be charged in less than six hours at a 240V charging station.

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DOE: EV charging consumes less energy than water heating in a typical household

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Charging an electric vehicle consumes less energy than several common household appliances, according to data compiled by the US Department of Energy (DOE). Annual energy consumption for a typical household shows that home heating consumes by far the most energy (11,300 kWh) followed by water heating (4,700 kWh) and charging an electric car (2,800 kWh).

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New hierarchical metal-organic nanocomposite cathode for high-energy sodium-ion batteries

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Building on earlier work, researchers in China have fabricated a hierarchical metal-organic nanocomposite for use as a cathode in sodium-ion batteries (SIBs). Their electrode—metal-organic cuprous tetracyanoquino-dimethane (CuTCNQ) in a three-dimensional (3D) conductive carbon nanofibers (CNFs) network (CuTCNQ)—exhibits a capacity of 252 mAh g -1 at 0.1 C and highly reversible stability for 1200 cycles within the voltage range of 2.5 - 4.1 V (vs. Na + /Na).

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Qualcomm Technologies offering C-V2X chipset and reference design; first commercial solution

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New Mercedes-Benz S 560 e plug-in hybrid offers more power, more range; new NMC batteries

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The new generation Mercedes-Benz S 560 e plug-in hybrid—the successor to the S 500 e PHEV— combines the 270 kW (367 hp) of the V6 spark-ignition engine with an electric output of 90 kW. The PHEV features combined fuel consumption of 2.1 l/100 km (112 mpg US); combined CO 2 emissions of 49 g/km; weighted power consumption of 15.5 kWh/100 km; and an all-electric range of around 50 kilometers (31-miles). In conjunction with the Mercedes-Benz Wallbox, the on-board 7.2‑kW

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Samsung Electronics expands efforts in autonomous tech: investment in TTTech, $300M fund, new business unit

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Samsung Electronics announced a strategic partnership with TTTech, a global leader in the field of robust networking and safety controls. Along with this partnership, Samsung will also make a €75-million (US$89-million) strategic investment in TTTech as the first investment from its newly established $300-million Samsung Automotive Innovation Fund (SAIF).

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Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL goes into preproduction; fuel-cell/battery plug-in hybrid powertrain

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At this year’s IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Mercedes-Benz is presenting preproduction models of the new Mercedes-Benz GLC F‑CELL ( earlier post ). Under the technology designation EQ Power, the latest electric model (destined for subsequent series production) from the Mercedes-Benz family combines fuel-cell and battery technology in the form of a plug-in hybrid. With 4.4 kg of hydrogen on board, the preproduction model produces enough energy for a total range of up to 437 km (271.5

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Daimler Trucks invests in Israeli nanotechnology materials pioneer StoreDot; FlashBattery technology

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Daimler AG’s Trucks division is investing in the Israeli company StoreDot Ltd. The Tel Aviv-based company, founded in 2012, is a nanotechnology materials pioneer and a leading companies in the field of electric charging and energy-storage materials. A representative from Daimler will be appointed to StoreDot’s Board of Directors. Complementing the investment, both partners have agreed to a strategic partnership that focuses on the field of fast battery charging.

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Delphi partners with LeddarTech on corner LiDAR solution

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Delphi Automotive PLC has signed a commercial partnership agreement with LeddarTech, a Canadian company developing solid-state LiDAR technology. Delphi, a leader in autonomous driving technology, and LeddarTech, a Canadian start-up focused on an advanced, proprietary signal processing technology, will collaborate to develop a low-cost, corner LiDAR solution. The core technology can be developed rapidly and allows for easy vehicle integration.

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Autoliv to supply 77GHz radar systems for autonomous driving to Geely

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Autoliv, Inc. has been selected by Geely to develop an industry leading 77GHz high-resolution radar systems for autonomous driving. Earlier this year, Geely awarded Autoliv a mono-vision camera system contract. Autoliv’s high-resolution radars allow for increased detection points, leading to improved ability to understand free space, better object separation in multiple target environments, and more precise detections in blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert.

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Volkswagen presents new I.D. CROZZ II battery-electric SUV concept; on sale in 2020

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At the traditional Volkswagen Group Night event on the evening before the International Motor Show (IAA) opens in Frankfurt, the Volkswagen brand staged the world premiere of the newest I.D. CROZZ electric concept vehicle. The I.D. CROZZ is part of the electric campaign in which Volkswagen will be expanding its electric car model range—initially with three models from 2020. In 2025 the Volkswagen Brand will be offering 23 all-electric models. Earlier post.)

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Jaguar Land Rover seeking to increase the amount of aluminum from scrap for new vehicle production; 3-year, £2M REALITY project

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Jaguar Land Rover Automotive is expanding the use of recycled aluminum in its car bodies to cut waste and reduce carbon emissions. A £2-million (US$2.6-million) project, called REALITY, will work to enable the closed-loop recycling of aluminum from end-of-life vehicles back into high-performance product forms for new vehicle body manufacture. The target is to increase the amount of aluminum coming back from scrap.

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China Yuchai delivers 100 new energy buses equipped with Yuchai’s YC6J diesel-electric hybrid system

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China Yuchai International, a leading manufacturer and distributor of engines for on-and off-road applications in China through its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited, delivered 100 new energy buses equipped with Yuchai’s YC6J diesel-electric hybrid system have been delivered to Wuzhou Zhenbao Bus Co.,

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EMEC produces first hydrogen from tidal energy

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The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has produced hydrogen gas using electricity generated from tidal energy in Orkney. EMEC said that this marked the first time that hydrogen has been created from tidal energy.

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NovCoat consortium develops novel low-cost conductive coatings for PEM fuel cells

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The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), a UK-based technology innovation center, Intelligent Energy and coatings supplier Haydale have been collaborating to develop novel, conductive coatings for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell bipolar plates with the goal of further cost reductions.

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A123 Systems invests in solid-state battery technology company Solid Power

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A123 Systems LLC, a developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and systems, has invested in Solid Power Inc., a developer of solid-state battery technology. Solid Power’s technology combines an exceptionally high capacity cathode with a high capacity lithium metal anode in combination with a high ionic conductivity solid separator. The battery materials are 100-percent inorganic and possess no flammable or volatile components.

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Continental invests in Cellular-V2X technology; announces C-V2X trials

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Continental will accelerate initiatives based on Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technologies ( earlier post ) and will conduct C-V2X field trials in select regions across the globe.

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Renesas Electronics and Cogent Embedded collaborate to make 3D surround view parking assist system standard in all new cars

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Renesas Electronics Corporation and Cogent Embedded Inc., a leading embedded software provider to the automotive industry, announced their joint development of a 3D surround view solution to assist drivers during parking or low-speed maneuvers.

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Mobileye and Munich Re partnering to reduce commercial fleet collisions

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Mobileye is collaborating with Munich Re to reduce commercial fleet collisions and enhance road safety in the United States. Beginning immediately, Munich Reinsurance America Inc. Munich Re, US) will make available Mobileye’s aftermarket Advanced Collision Avoidance System to its clients, including commercial fleets.

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DOE announces achievement of SunShot goal, new research focus; $82M in two new solar power opportunities

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In conjunction with the annual Solar Power International conference, the US Department of Energy (DOE) released new research showing that the solar industry has achieved the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the SunShot Initiative. Largely due to rapid cost declines in solar photovoltaic (PV) hardware, the average price of utility-scale solar is now approximately 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

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NTSB: driver errors, overreliance on automation, lack of safeguards, led to fatal Tesla crash

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The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a Tesla driver’s inattention due to overreliance on vehicle automation are the probable cause of the fatal 7 May 2016, crash near Williston, Florida. Earlier post.).

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US DOT releases new automated driving systems guidance

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The US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new federal guidance for the implementation of autonomous driving: Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0.

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European auto industry proposes further 20% cut in passenger car CO2 by 2030 from 2021; conditional on EV uptake and infrastructure; no ZEV mandate

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) outlined the industry’s proposal for a pathway to future CO 2 reductions: a 20% CO 2 reduction for passenger cars by 2030, compared to 2021. The European Commission will reveal its proposal on CO 2 targets for cars post-2021 later this year.

2017 150

Chery to launch new EXEED line; hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery-electric

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Chery Automobile Co., Ltd, China’s leading vehicle exporter, will launch a new model line of passenger cars and SUVs globally—with plans to begin sales in Europe within the next few years—under a new nameplate: EXEED. Chery revealed the EXEED TX—a compact SUV which will be the first model offered in Europe—in pre-production form at the 2017 IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show.

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