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Audi’s Aicon autonomous concept: Level 5 with 700-800 km electric range

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Audi is showcasing its autonomous driving strategy at the IAA 2017 with the production Audi A8 (conditional automated driving at level 3 as standard) and two concept cars will also be demonstrating the Audi vision for level 4 and level 5. Earlier post.).

2017 29

World's sexiest car, Jaguar E-Type, reappears as all-electric concept

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Electric cars are now accepted as future volume models for most automakers, but Jaguar Land Rover has taken a very different approach to showcase its future electric powertrains.

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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

2017 17

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

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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.

2017 28

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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.

2017 26

BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept previews all-electric four-door sedan

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If concept cars are meant to grab attention, then the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept—an all-electric sedan that debuted Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show—may have fulfilled its mission.

There’s too much misunderstanding, over-expectation and suspicion of autonomous driving

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The word ‘autonomous’ has become a mantra for car companies the world over

India actually beat China to all-electric new-car pledge, targets 2030

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China made headlines around the world on Sunday when state media reported that the country is developing a timetable to end production and sales of new vehicles with gasoline engines. While Norway, The Netherlands, France, and the U.K. have adopted different timetables for various versions of such a ban, China is both the world's most populous. emissions China government India climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policy

Who's going all-electrified? Volvo, then Jaguar Land Rover, now Lincoln: report

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As the auto industry intensifies its embrace of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, announcements of "all-electrified" product lines continue to roll in. First, Volvo made a splash with its announcement saying that all models launched from 2019 onwards would be electrified in some manner. The Sino-Swedish maker was followed by Jaguar Land Rover. mild hybrid plug-in cars

2019 23

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

Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault to launch 12 new electric cars by 2022

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Some car companies release their business plans and goals publicly, others don't. This morning, the Renault Nissan Alliance (now including Mitsubishi as well) released a new six-year plan laying out its business goal through 2022. Among the most significant: The group said it will launch 12 separate battery-electric vehicles globally by 2022. Future Cars Carlos Ghosn plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan

2017 22

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

Ford Transit van with range-extended electric powertrain revealed

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As European countries continue to crack down on emissions from road vehicles, automakers are stepping up with solutions to reduce levels of smog-causing nitrogen oxides, especially in city centers. Ford identified the commercial vehicle segment as one it believes is ripe for electrification, and earlier this month it revealed its Ford Transit. Europe Plug-In Hybrids UK series hybrid plug-in cars Commercial vehicle Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

Formula E races to add Jaguar I-Pace electric-car race series

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Media days at this week's Frankfurt motor show seemed to be all about electric cars and concepts, from mass-market brands like Volkswagen to luxury makers like Mercedes. Jaguar Land Rover, however, was able to get its own share of press by announcing that its upcoming electric car would go racing. Specifically, the Jaguar I-Pace all-electric. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Formula E Championship

States to force emission, fuel-economy rules showdown with Trump Administration?

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Continuing political turmoil and news coverage of the Trump Administration haven't stopped the president's agency heads from drastically reshaping policies on energy, the environment, and emissions. Comments are now being taken on the reopened EPA limits on vehicular carbon emissions for 2022 through 2025, although reporters had to dig to find out. emissions Politics EPA California NHTSA California Air Resources Board CARB CAFE Fuel Economy regulation Donald Trump

Electric E-Type Zero, Frankfurt EV concepts, Jaguar I-Pace races, who's electrified now? Today's Car News

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Today, it's all about media days at the Frankfurt motor show. We've got concepts and production cars from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, a new EV racing series from Jaguar, and even an electric conversion of the sexiest car ever built. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Mercedes-Benz EQA concept for an all-electric compact hatchback. Today in Car News

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).

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.

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for September 2017

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Another month has gone by, which means it's time for another round of superb deals for hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars. For September, many of last month's cars hold their place on the list, though incentives have gotten better for some of them. As always, offers listed here reflect the Southern California region unless otherwise noted. car buying hybrid plug-in cars

2020 Mazda electric car to share Toyota underpinnings, technology

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Mazda is a tiny carmaker on a global scale, producing just 1.6 million vehicles a year. It competes with four companies (GM, Nissan-Renault, Toyota, and VW Group) that each sell around 10 million a year, as well as numerous other smaller makers still larger than Mazda. In a world where reducing the carbon emissions from road vehicles is. Carbon Footprint emissions Future Cars carbon dioxide plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) wells to wheels

Toyota Prius owners: Hyundai will give you $1,000 to buy an Ioniq Hybrid

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The Toyota Prius is undoubtedly the world's best-known hybrid car, and it's now been in production over four generations for more than 20 years. There have been more than 6 million Priuses built so far, and the U.S. represents the car's largest single market. That means lots of current Prius drivers exist on U.S. roads. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai. incentives Leasing interest rates lease price discounts

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Aug 2017: Chevy Volt's 50th win

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The Chevrolet Volt won its 17th straight Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales title in August, which became its 50th overall. Much has changed since its September 2011 arrival in the home of the beaver—which, we note, is not just Oregon State University’s mascot, but Canada’s national animal as well. Back then, the Nissan Leaf. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid sales have resumed after recall

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The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the sole plug-in hybrid minivan for sale anywhere in North America, but it hasn't had a particularly smooth rollout. Its seven seats and 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range make it appealing to families who want a plug-in vehicle with more than five seats and more than 20 miles of range. But while sales began in. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Honda CR-V Hybrid appears in Frankfurt; US likely next, but when?

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Five months ago, Honda showed a hybrid version of its CR-V compact crossover utility vehicle at the Shanghai auto show. Now, a European version of the Honda CR-V Hybrid is being shown at this week's Frankfurt auto show. Having teased it twice around the world, will the hybrid crossover come to North America too? DON'T MISS: 2018 (?) Honda CR-V. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show

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.

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.

Mercedes-AMG Project One PHEV with F1 technology debuts at IAA; 750 kW, 800V

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The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will make its world première at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main. This high-performance two-seater hybrid, equipped with technology from Formula 1, is said to produce more than 1,000 hp (750 kW) and reach top speeds beyond 350 km/h (217.5

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-July 2017

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The data has been crunched and the latest round of sales figures has arrived for a look at European electric and plug-in hybrid sales through the month of July. With another month on the books, Europe still continues to choose one specific electric car and one plug-in hybrid over all the other choices. The two cars topping each list have remained. Europe sales Plug-In Hybrids EU New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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.

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.

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA small electric hatchback debuts in Frankfurt

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Following various teaser images, the Mercedes-Benz EQA concept for a compact all-electric hatchback made its debut on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It's a preview of what will become a volume production car around 2020, competing against numerous 200-mile hatchbacks of the same size from various German brands. The electric Mercedes. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 Nissan Leaf: does it pioneer the 'mid-range' electric car?

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With the 2018 Nissan Leaf due to arrive at U.S. dealers in four or five months, next year is shaping up to be a very interesting test of what buyers want in battery-electric cars. Much of the focus has been on the new car's range rating, projected to be 150 miles combined when it's confirmed by the EPA. The new Leaf enters what carmakers call. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings

Top five concepts from the Frankfurt Motor Show

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Another successful motor event has been and gone in a whirlwind of reveals, so it’s up to us to cast our ponderous gaze over the plethora of new cars the future will bring