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Study finds ethanol blending appears to reduce significantly genotoxic emissions from gasoline direct injection vehicles

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

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From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, not all that remarkable, maybe a bit bigger than some of the smallest cars around. But from the moment you open the door and get behind the wheel, it's clear that this is no ordinary Chevrolet.

2016 127

When and why do the clocks go back? Is daylight saving too dangerous?

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The end of October is in sight, which means we can all look forward to an extra hour’s sleep this weekend. Yes, it’s time to put the clocks back again. Opinion RoSPA Road Safety

2016 62

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid on sale in June 2017

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MINI has officially unveiled the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, the brand’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, as one of the three variants of the new MINI Countryman. Earlier post.)

2016 132

Qualcomm to acquire NXP for ~$38B; semiconductor engine for connecred world

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Qualcomm Incorporated will acquire NXP Semiconductors with an equity offer worth some $38 billion; including debt, the deal is worth roughly $47 billion. The boards of directors of both companies unanimously approved the definitive agreement.

2016 123

Daimler subsidiary ACCUMOTIVE begins construction of second Li-ion factory; batteries for 1st EQ model, 48V systems

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Daimler subsidiary ACCUMOTIVE has begun construction of a second Li-ion battery factory at its site in Kamenz. With an investment of about €500 million (US$545 million), the site in Kamenz will be one of the biggest and most modern battery factories in Europe. The new production facility is planned to start operations in the middle of 2018. The area of about 20 hectares is located in immediate proximity of the existing battery factory in Kamenz, about 50 kilometers from Dresden.

2016 122

New interfacial architecture enables high-energy solid-state Li battery with long cycle life

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Researchers led by a team from Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering in China has developed ultrastable all-solid-state lithium batteries (421 mAh g −1 at 1.27

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Mercedes-Benz Vans shows pickup truck concepts; market launch in late 2017; diesel V6

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Mercedes-Benz Vans unveiled two design variants of the Concept X-CLASS, previewing the coming X-Class pickup, in Stockholm.

2016 114

Chronocam raises $15M in Series B; high-performance bio-inspired vision technology for autos and other machines

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France-based Chronocam SA, a developer of biologically-inspired vision sensors and computer vision solutions for automotive, IoT and other applications requiring vision processing, raised $15 million in Series B financing.

2016 114

Argonne LCA finds renewable diesel from algae fractionation has 63-68% lower GHG than petroleum diesel

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A new analysis from Argonne National Laboratory, funded by the US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), shows the potential of an algae fractionation process to produce renewable diesel fuel with 63%–68% lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than conventional diesel.

2016 112

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell EPA-rated with 366-mile range; longest of any ZEV

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2016 112

Columbia team develops new prelithiation method to increase Li-ion battery energy density by 10-30%

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A team at Columbia University, with colleagues from Institute Recherche d’Hydro-Québec (IREQ), has developed a new pre-lithiation method to increase the energy density of lithium (Li-ion) batteries by utilizing a trilayer structure that is stable even in ambient air.

2016 111

Savari and SAIC Motors partner on V2X technology for China

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V2X company Savari Inc. signed an agreement with SAIC USA, a fully owned subsidiary of Chinese automaker SAIC Motors, to manufacture and distribute the Savari V2X communications solutions in the Greater China and selected ASEAN countries.

2016 110

Volkswagen unveils Atlas; new MQB-based 7-seat SUV; first VW Digital Cockpit in US

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Volkswagen unveiled the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV at an event on the Santa Monica Pier.

2016 107

Germans are coming for Tesla, German paper says, so now it's 'interesting'

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At times, those of us who cover the auto industry fall prey to stereotypes of the German auto industry. It can seem to observers that the collective belief of BMW, Daimler, and VW Group is that nothing happens in the industry until it's been done by one of their three companies—preferably all three. A recent article on electric cars in the

2016 107

DOE funds Argonne to test Capstone microturbines with hydrogen and synthetic fuels

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Microturbine manufacturer Capstone Turbine Corporation announced that the US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide $335,000 in funding for one year to Argonne National Laboratory to conduct hydrogen and syngas testing on Capstone’s C65 and C200 microturbines. In October 2015, Capstone partnered with Argonne National Laboratory for participation in the DOE’s Technologist in Residence (TIR) program.

2016 106

Audi realigns motorsport strategy: electric instead of endurance; out of FIA WEC at end of 2016 season

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Audi is realigning its motorsport strategy. The brand will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season. Instead, Audi is taking up a factory-backed commitment ( earlier post ) in the all-electric Formula E racing series.

2016 106

2017 Audi A3 replaces 1.8L with Millerized 2.0L TFSI; better fuel economy, power and torque

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The 2017 Audi A3 Sedan and Cabriolet models in the US are now available with Audi’s more efficient Millerized 2.0-liter TFSI engine ( earlier post ) and seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission.

2016 106

GM and partners demonstrate cross-brand V2X application layer interoperability in China

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2016 104

Divergent 3D partners with Altran to deploy 3D printing for car manufacturing

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Divergent 3D, a manufacturing technology company focused on the automotive sector, has entered into a global development partnership with engineering research and development (ER&D) firm Altran.

2016 104

Air purification in parking garages could reduce PM10 by up to half in areas in downtown Eindhoven

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Eliminating particulate matter (PM 10 ) from underground car parks in the city center of Eindhoven could result in local reductions in the concentration of these particles of up to 50%, according to a study by researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

2016 101

GAC Motor introduces its first 7-seat SUV, the GS8

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China-based GAC Motor introduced its first 7-seat SUV, the GS8, at Hangzhou International Expo Center, the main venue of the G20 summit.

2016 98

Rice University scientists find O-doped boron nitride-graphene hybrid excellent candidate for on-board hydrogen storage

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Layers of graphene separated by nanotube pillars of boron nitride (PGBN) may be a excellent material for on-board hydrogen storage in vehicles, according to a computational study by a pair of Rice University scientists.

2016 98

New 2017 Mini Countryman, including plug-in hybrid: 'biggest Mini yet'

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Over the past few years, Mini models have been getting bigger, to point where most aren't particularly "mini" anymore. That might seem to go against what the brand is supposed to be about, but parent company BMW is embracing it. The German automaker touts the 2017 Mini Countryman—the second-generation crossover from its British ward—as. Los Angeles Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids MINI Countryman plug-in cars

2016 97

Atieva now Lucid Motors; plans 300-mile, 900-hp electric car

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Chinese-backed startup Atieva has changed its name to Lucid Motors, and revealed more details about its planned electric car. From what we know so far, that car will be a fast luxury sedan with a range of around 300 miles, putting it in competition with the Tesla Model S. The company now known as Lucid is one of several startups aiming to repeat. plug-in cars Silicon Valley Startups Atieva Lucid Motors

2016 96

Infineon launches next gen AURIX hexa-core microcontroller for automotive applications; 3x more performance than current

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Infineon Technologies AG launched the next generation of its AURIX microcontroller family. The TC3xx microcontrollers offer the highest level of integration on the market and real-time performance that is three times higher than that available today.

2016 95

Porsche's 800-Volt fast charging for electric cars: why it matters

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The future of electric cars for practical transportation relies to some degree on the future of DC fast charging, and how it develops over the next decade. As in other spheres of electrifying transport, Tesla Motors has pointed the way to one vision of the future with its expanding network of Supercharger fast-charging sites. But Tesla's network. ChaDeMo quick-charge standard charging infrastructure Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger Combined Charging Standard (CCS) Porsche Mission E

Apple Car always faced insanely great odds, now apparently dead

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For the past couple of years, rumors about a potential Apple Car have garnered as much attention as any new product from an established automaker. Which is impressive, because Apple never confirmed the existence of the car—often called "Project Titan" and thought to be an autonomous vehicle with an all-electric powertrain. Whatever plans. Apple Autonomous cars plug-in cars Silicon Valley self-driving cars

2016 92

Hitachi Metals boosting production capacity for Neodymium-Iron-Boron Magnets and Ferrite Magnets to meet automotive demand

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Hitachi Metals will invest approximately ¥18 billion (US$172 million) in innovative production lines for Neodymium-Iron-Boron magnets and ferrite magnets at its Kumagaya Works in Japan with the aim of satisfying surging demand for automotive-related motors as well as various electric motors for hybrid and electric vehicles. The lines are scheduled to commence operation in FY2018.

2016 91

ARPA-E launches PNDIODES program to boost power electronics work

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) has launched a new program—Power Nitride Doping Innovation Offers Devices Enabling SWITCHES (PNDIODES) ( DE-FOA-0001691 )—to fund transformational advances and mechanistic understanding in the process of selective area doping in the III-Nitride wide band gap (WBG) semiconductor material system. PNDIODES, with $6.5

2016 89

PM2.5 pollution linked to blood vessel damage in healthy young non-smoking adults

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Fine particulate matter air pollution (PM 2.5 ) may be associated with blood vessel damage and inflammation among young, healthy adults, according to new research in Circulation Research , an American Heart Association journal. Air pollution is known to contribute to cardiovascular disease and related deaths.

2016 88

Electric cars could save $13 billion in health costs by 2030 in 10 states: study

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It's entirely obvious that internal-combustion cars pose a threat not only to the environment, but also to human health. Exhaust from gasoline and diesel cars contributes to air pollution that can lead to deleterious health effects after long exposure. Now a new study from the American Lung Association in California aims to quantify the health. emissions health Study plug-in cars air pollution

2016 88

Electric cars pose 'resoundingly negative' threat to oil companies: analyst Fitch

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It goes without saying that mass adoption of electric cars would lead to a massive decrease in oil consumption over time. So far, though, the oil industry hasn't seemed to give plug-in electric cars much attention. ExxonMobil and OPEC have both predicted that, even by 2040, electric cars will make up less than 10 percent of global new-car sales. oil Batteries plug-in cars renewable energy Investment fossil fuels

2016 87

Is Infiniti now ready to launch an electric car, after all?

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Nissan's strong commitment to electric cars has not, so far, extended to its Infiniti luxury brand. While the six-year-old Nissan Leaf is the bestselling electric car in history, the company has repeatedly postponed plans for an all-electric Infiniti model. But Infiniti's on-again, off-again electric car may now be back on again. RELATED: Infiniti. China Future Cars plug-in cars

2016 87

Toyota to launch fuel-cell buses next year for Olympics

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It appears that Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles plans encompass more than just passenger cars. The Japanese automaker plans to begin selling fuel-cell buses in its home country next year, with an eye toward deploying them at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In a press release announcing the buses, Toyota said the Tokyo Metropolitan Government already. Japan hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Buses Public transport Olympics

2016 87

So how about all-electric supersonic aircraft, then?

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Supersonic airliners haven't flown since 2003, when the last Concorde was retired. But could supersonic planes carrying large number of passengers make a comeback—and with electric power no less? That's the vision of Luke Workman, a designer of lithium-ion battery packs who believes all-electric supersonic aircraft are attainable. DON'T. emissions Batteries aircraft

2016 87

Why VW diesel owners should get full price in buyback: opinion

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If Judge Charles Breyer signs the final settlement among Volkswagen, the EPA, and a California agency tomorrow, buyback offers will start to go out sometime next month to owners of almost half a million VW and Audi diesel cars. However, not every owner plans to participate in the settlement. The opinion piece below, from our reader Paul Hayes. TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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