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Hyundai releases initial details on the coming IONIQ hybrid

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Hyundai’s new IONIQ range will feature a choice of electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid powertrains, a world first for a single model. Earlier post.)

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How Do Modern Diesel Engines Work? VW Explains It On Video?

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Volkswagen has a lot of explaining to do. Since it was revealed in September that the company installed "defeat device" software on diesel cars that allowed them to cheat on emissions tests, VW has been slow to discuss what it plans to do with the affected cars.

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Volkswagen unveils BUDD-e electric van concept at CES; first VW based on new Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB)

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At CES 2016, Volkswagen unveiled the battery-electric BUDD-e van.

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Berkeley Lab team creates “cyborgian” hybrid artificial photosynthesis system; CO2 to acetic acid at high yield

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Researchers at Berkeley Lab have induced the self-photosensitization of a nonphotosynthetic bacterium— Moorella thermoacetica —with cadmium sulfide nanoparticles ( M. thermoacetica –CdS), enabling the photosynthesis of acetic acid from carbon dioxide.

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Penn State team develops highly crumpled nitrogen-doped graphene sheets as high-performance cathode for Li-sulfur batteries

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Researchers at The Pennsylvania State University have synthesized highly crumpled nitrogen-doped graphene (NG) sheets with ultrahigh pore volume (5.4

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Mitsubishi Electric showcases EMIRAI 3 xDAS assisted-driving concept car at CES

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Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America introduced its EMIRAI 3 xDAS concept car at CES 2016 this week.

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Visteon to launch ECU-consolidating cockpit domain controller with European automaker in 2018

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Addressing the proliferation of electronic control units (ECUs) in vehicles, Visteon Corporation is preparing to launch an industry-first, automotive-grade cockpit domain controller with a European automaker on a global vehicle program in 2018.

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UMTRI: average new vehicle fuel economy decreased in 2015 from 2014

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The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in calendar year 2015 was 25.3 mpg (9.29 l/100km), down 0.1

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Thomson Reuters report finds established auto industry companies, not Silicon Valley, leading development of autonomous driving tech

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Established automotive industry companies—not Silicon Valley—are leading the development of autonomous driving technology, according to a new report from the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters.

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Chevrolet unveils the Bolt EV

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As promised, GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra unveiled the production 2017 Bolt battery-electric vehicle at CES 2016. The Bolt EV, which will go into production by the end of 2016, will offer more than 200 miles of range on a full charge.

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Audi selects Thunderhill Raceway as a key US test bed for piloted driving development

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Audi has selected Thunderhill Raceway Park in northern California as a key US test center for advanced piloted driving research. Under the multi-year partnership, engineers from Audi and the Electronics Research Lab in Belmont, Calif.,

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NVIDIA introduces DRIVE PX 2 platform for autonomous driving

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At CES 2016, NVIDIA introduced NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2—a high-performance computing platform for in-vehicle artificial intelligence applied to the complexities inherent in autonomous driving.

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Kia Motors introduces new DRIVE WISE sub-brand for advanced driver assistance and autonomous driving technologies

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At CES 2016, Kia Motors launched a new sub-brand—DRIVE WISE—to encompass its future Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Kia recently announced plans to manufacture partially-autonomous cars by 2020, and aims to bring its first fully-autonomous vehicle to market by 2030. Earlier post.).

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ARPA-E issues RFI on energy efficiency optimization for connected and automated vehicles; vehicle dynamic and powertrain control

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Ford tripling autonomous vehicle development fleet; Gen 3 autonomous dev platform; new Velodyne LiDAR

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Ford is tripling its fleet of fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid test vehicles—making it the largest in the automotive industry, according to the company—and will use a new-generation sensor technology as the company further accelerates its autonomous vehicle development plans.

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New prelithiation technique for silicon monoxide anodes for high-performance batteries; compatible with current roll-to-roll manufacturing

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Wi-Fi Alliance announces 802.11ah HaLow; longer range, lower power connectivity for connected cars and other applications

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The Wi-Fi Alliance introduced the Wi-Fi HaLow designation for products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah technology. Wi-Fi HaLow operates in frequency bands below one gigahertz, offering longer range, lower power connectivity to Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products. Wi-Fi HaLow will enable a variety of new power-efficient use cases in the Smart Home, connected car, and digital healthcare, as well as industrial, retail, agriculture, and Smart City environments.

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Liberty Mutual and Subaru introduce new in-vehicle technology to promote safe driving and savings on auto insurance

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Liberty Mutual Insurance is introducing the new Liberty Mutual RightTrack in-vehicle application with Subaru of America, Inc.—a —a first-of-its-kind app that offers real-time driving feedback and tips while helping to reduce insurance premiums for safe drivers.

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Toshiba introduces new automotive Ethernet-AVB bridge; working with Qualcomm on advanced connected car systems

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AT CES 2016, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. TAEC) introduced an automotive-grade Ethernet bridge solution for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and other automotive applications. The TC9560XBG supports standards such as IEEE 802.1AS and IEEE 802.1Qav, generally referred to as Ethernet-AVB (Audio Video Bridging). The Ethernet-AVB standard enables stable, reliable multimedia transmissions, making it suitable for IVI and telematics. Earlier post.).

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ECS and Toyota request proposals for 2016-2017 ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship for projects in green energy technology

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The Electrochemical Society (ECS), in partnership with the Toyota Research Institute of North American (TRINA), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. TEMA), is requesting proposals from young professors and scholars pursuing innovative electrochemical research in green energy technology.

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US Navy issues solicitation to lease 400-600 electric vehicles

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The US Navy has issued a solicitation ( N62473-16-R-1002 ) with the intent to award one contract to lease between 400 and 600 100% electric vehicles for use at the Navy and Marine Corps installations located in California. Services to be performed under the resulting contract may include the following Facilities Support (FSC) Services: passenger vehicle leasing, providing web-based telematics services, roadside assistance services, and preventative maintenance services.

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Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors & Subaru Join Linux Foundation and Automotive Grade Linux; new unified code base distribution

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Automotive Grade Linux ( AGL ), a collaborative open source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car, announced that Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.), Mitsubishi Motors, Mazda Motor Corporation and Ford Motor Company are joining The Linux Foundation and AGL. Ford Motor Company is the first US car manufacturer to join AGL. These latest automakers join existing members Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Company Ltd.

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Audi leads $28M Series C round in Silvercar; developing Audi Shared Fleet

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Silvercar , a new car rental company which only offers silver Audis, announced its largest capital raise to date with a $28-million Series C equity issuance led by Audi. The Series C announcement comes as Silvercar unveiled enhanced digital and mobile platforms designed for an optimized user experience and expands into Las Vegas, its 12 th market. Silvercar also received funding from Series B investors including Austin Ventures and Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq: First Photos, Details Of Hybrid Model

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We now have a handful of photos and more details of the Prius-fighting 2017 Hyundai Ioniq five-door hatchback. The Ioniq lineup will ultimately include hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric variants of the same compact car. For now though, Hyundai is only discussing the hybrid. DON'T MISS: More 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Sketches Before Hybrid. Green Future Cars Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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To Be Successful, Electric Cars Need Intercity Fast Charging: Opinion

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We are on the cusp of a revolution in the electric car industry. But it is not at all clear that the revolution will or even can happen, because the charging infrastructure is just not there--and it is not clear that there are any plans to develop one. The industry desperately needs a reliable and affordable network of intercity DC fast-charging

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Electric-Car Buyers Not As Loyal To The Plug As They Think

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It's often said that once you drive an electric car, you'll never want to go back to one with a conventional engine. And various surveys of first-time drivers to actual plug-in car buyers support that notion. But some new data indicate that people who've owned an electric car don't, in fact, always buy another one. DON'T MISS: Electric Car Drivers. Green New car sales plug-in cars sales tradein

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Tesla To Testify At FTC Hearing On Auto-Dealer Franchise Laws

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For the past few years, Tesla Motors has fought battles with franchised car dealers over its direct-sales model on a state-by-state basis. Feeling threatened by Tesla's company-owned stores, state auto dealer associations have campaigned against the carmaker, in some cases pursuing legislation to outlaw direct sales. Tesla has won battles in some. dealers Tesla Motors plug-in cars dealerships federal government

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq, Honda Accord Hybrid Hiatus, Intercity Fast Charging: Today's Car News

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Today, we have some details on the Prius-fighting 2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, the Honda Accord Hybrid goes on hiatus, and the case for intercity fast charging for electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A Tesla representative will testify at a Federal Trade Commission hearing on auto-dealer franchise laws. The Honda Accord Hybrid is. Today in Car News

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Is Honda Accord Hybrid Gone? Yes, For A Year--But It'll Be Back

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The Honda Accord Hybrid has the highest fuel-economy rating of any mid-size hybrid sedan: 47 mpg combined. That's better than any other competitor now on sale, including hybrid models of the Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, and Toyota Camry. But the hybrid Accord has quietly vanished from the carmaker's 2016 lineup. DON'T MISS: Honda

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NHTSA To Alter Vehicle Code To Prevent 3-Wheelers Like Elio

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Elio Motors is still working to put its three-wheeled, "84-mpg," two-seat car into production, which is proving to be quite a task. The company turned to a "crowdfunding" project last year to help raise the $230 million needed to start production at its ex-General Motors plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. The slow pace of fundraising had led Elio to. NHTSA regulation Threewheeler National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 3 Wheeler Elio Motors

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Volkswagen’s Future Battery Packs, EV Platform: Development Details

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The Volkswagen Budd-e Concept that was revealed at CES this week marks several firsts. While there are some radically different design and interface approaches (like expanded gesture controls), several of the most important firsts in the Budd-e concern what’s claimed underneath: an all-new EV-specific platform, as well as a new battery

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2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

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The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Zero added two new bikes to its lineup for 2016, and its prices have come down while performance has gone up. Several established manufacturers gave us a glimpse of their plans for electric motorcycles, and an array of. Harley-Davidson electric motorcycles Brammo Empulse Zero Motorcycles Polaris Energica Ego Yamaha

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VW Diesel Reality Check: Company, Regulators Still Far Apart On Modifications

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It's been months since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen had admitted it installed illegal "defeat device" software on its TDI diesel cars. But the company still can't say when it plans to begin a U.S. recall of the affected cars. And it looks like customers stuck with non-compliant diesels will have to keep. emissions EPA TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV, VW Diesel Delays, Electric Microbus Fast Charging: Today's Car News

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Today, we have a first look at the production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, including a first drive of a development vehicle at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Meanwhile, Volkswagen struggles to find a fix for its non-compliant diesel cars that will satisfy regulators, and hints that a production electric Microbus could use Porsche's 800-volt. Today in Car News

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Fuel-Economy Gains Slowed In 2014, Reversed This Year

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As gas prices dropped and sales of less-efficient vehicles increased, improvements in U.S. new-car average fuel economy came to a halt in 2015. Two separate analyses show that the average fuel economy of new cars sold in the U.S. slowed in 2014, and decreased last year. The sales-weighted average window sticker fuel economy of new cars for. sales Fuel Economy New car sales EPA Ratings

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Production Electric Car Unveiled At CES

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Chevrolet unveiled the Bolt electric vehicle as a concept car at last year's Detroit Auto Show and today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas it showed the production version. Most notably, the car, officially called the Bolt EV, promises more than 200 miles of range on a full charge and a price that should come in below $30,000. Green

First Drive: Chevy Bolt EV 200-Mile Electric Car Development Vehicle

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If the production version of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV lives up to the engineering development vehicles we saw and drove today, it will debut a new world of affordable, 200-mile electric cars that should be desirable to a broad mass market. Back in 2010, Chevy let journalists drive "integration vehicles" built to test the latest versions of. GM Chevy engineering Prototype plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chevrolet Bolt Chevrolet Bolt EV

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