Sat.Oct 19, 2019 - Fri.Oct 25, 2019

How One Bad Manny Can P**s Away Your Brand

Creative Greenius

I didn’t have an opinion on the Leviton brand until their employee, Manny, made me hate them and drove me to let my friends, colleagues and everyone else know how shitty they treated me. On October 10 I got this voicemail from Manny at Leviton.

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Daimler Trucks’ Fuso unveils fuel-cell light-duty truck concept and production heavy-duty Super Great truck with L2 automation

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Seven China-connected electric-car companies: Headed for boom or bust?

Green Car Reports

At almost twice the volume of the U.S., China is the world’s largest car market. Its government has aggressive plans to put the country at the forefront of global electric-car development, deployment, and sales.

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Top five things we learned this week

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This week saw the Tokyo Motor Show open its doors, where such delights as the 2020 Honda Jazz were revealed to the world

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Another Lesson On Brand #FAIL From Leviton

Creative Greenius

After hearing nothing about the replacement EV Charger Leviton promised me a week ago – to replace the one I paid them $1300 for which failed while still under warranty – today I got a mystery call from someone claiming to be with Leviton Manufacturing. But whomever left this voicemail for me this morning, never identified who they were, what department they worked in or why they were calling.

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Eaton introduces new high-voltage protection device for electrified vehicles: Breaktor

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Eaton’s eMobility business is expanding high-voltage circuit protection solutions for electrified vehicles (EVs) with the introduction of Breaktor , a new advanced circuit protection solution for EVs that combines the function of fuses, pyro switches and contactors into a single coordinated device.

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Eight China-connected electric-car companies: Headed for boom or bust?

Green Car Reports

At almost twice the volume of the U.S., China is the world’s largest car market. Its government has aggressive plans to put the country at the forefront of global electric-car development, deployment, and sales.

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New process produces high-octane synthetic fuel from low-octane Fischer-Tropsch gasoline

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A team in Russia has developed a novel and simple strategy to produce high-octane synthetic fuel based on low-octane gasoline Fischer-Tropsch product via new two-stage processes in Fischer-Tropsch synthesis involving isomerization of alkenes and a methoxylation process.

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Eaton says testing and use show its cylinder-deactivation technology can help commercial vehicle OEMs meet coming emissions regulations

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Eaton says it has shown in regulatory test cycles and real-world use that its cylinder-deactivation (CDA) technology can play a key role in helping commercial vehicle manufacturers meet or exceed 2024 and 2027 US emissions regulations.

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Rio Tinto commissions bauxite residue filter presses at alumina refinery in Québec; 17 minutes vs. 3 years

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Rio Tinto started the commissioning of industry-leading filter press technology at its Vaudreuil alumina refinery in Québec, Canada, six weeks ahead of plan and under its CAD $250-million budget.

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New Gen 8 Volkswagen Golf offers five hybrid versions from 48V MHEV to PHEV

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Volkswagen has unveiled the eighth generation of the Golf—the most successful Volkswagen model, having sold more than 35 million units. The newest Golf is digitalized, networked, predictive, intuitively operated and electrified, with five hybrid versions from mild to plug-in.

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Eaton to launch a purpose-built, heavy-duty transmission for Class 7, 8 electric commercial vehicles

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Eaton’s eMobility business is launching an all-new 4-speed transmission for heavy-duty electrified commercial vehicles to meet growing global demand in a number of segments, including pickup and delivery and port drayage in North America, China and Europe.

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New catalytic method upcycles single-use plastic into high-quality liquid products

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Researchers have developed a new catalytic method for upcycling abundant, seemingly low-value plastics (polyethylene) into high-quality liquid products, such as motor oils, lubricants, detergents and even cosmetics.

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Subaru unveils Levorg Prototype with new 1.8L boxer engine at Tokyo Motor Show 2019

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Subaru Corporation unveiled the Subaru Levorg Prototype at the 46 th Tokyo Motor Show 2019. The concept for the second-generation of the Levorg features a newly developed 1.8L horizontally-opposed direct-injection turbo engine.

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Honda accelerating electrification plans for Europe; all mainstream models by 2022

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Honda is further accelerating its electrification plans for Europe by moving forward its goal for all of its European mainstream models to feature electrified powertrains by 2022.

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) unveils MI-TECH CONCEPT small SUV PHEV

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) unveiled the MI-TECH CONCEPT electrified small SUV concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019. The company is also showcasing the twin-motor, 4WD Engelberg Tourer, unveiled in March in Geneva ( earlier post ).

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Mazda unveils its first mass-production EV, the Mazda MX-30

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Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled its first mass-production electric vehicle—the Mazda MX-30—at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. The model adopts Mazda’s new e–Skyactiv system (motor, battery pack, inverter, and DC-DC converter), with a 35.5 kWh Li-ion battery pack.

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Lexus presents LF-30 Electrified concept

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Lexus unveiled its “Lexus Electrified” vision for an upcoming generation of electrified vehicles. Headlining this was the debut of the Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept, which made its world premiere at the 46 th Tokyo Motor Show 2019.

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Nissan unveils Ariya Concept electric crossover at Tokyo Motor Show

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Nissan unveiled the Ariya Concept, a crossover EV with twin electric motors, powerful acceleration, award-winning driver assistance technology and a look that signals a complete reinvention of the brand’s design.

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Eaton introduces new Flex Power Distribution Unit for commercial electric vehicles

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Eaton’s eMobility business has introduced a new Flex Power Distribution Unit (PDU) for high-voltage electrified commercial vehicles; the new unit is uniquely designed to handle multiple load requirements. Eaton has reached an agreement with Cummins Inc.

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Groupe Renault introduces fuel-cell range extenders into its light commercial electric vehicles

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Groupe Renault is extending the range of its electric light commercial vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells. Renault KANGOO Z.E. Hydrogen will be available at the end of 2019 and Renault MASTER Z.E. Hydrogen in 2020.

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Hyundai Motor previews HDC-6 NEPTUNE fuel-cell-electric truck concept and trailer

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Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) released the first rendering images of its concept for a hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric truck, HDC-6 NEPTUNE.

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Israeli automotive cybersecurity company closes $30M Series B from Renault, Volvo Group, Hyundai, Nationwide

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Israel-based Upstream Security, a cybersecurity company targeting solutions for connected vehicles, closed a $30-million Series B funding round led by Renault Venture Capital and including Volvo Group Venture Capital, Hyundai, Hyundai AutoEver, Nationwide Ventures and others.

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NACTO: 84M shared bike and scooter trips in US in 2018

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The deployment of micromobility sharing services (bikes and scooters) has expanded rapidly in cities across the United States.

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Hyundai Motor Group develops first machine-learning-based smart cruise control (SCC-ML) technology

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Hyundai Motor Group has developed what it says it the world’s first Machine-Learning-based Smart Cruise Control (SCC-ML)—a technology that incorporates the driver’s patterns into its self-driving behavior, creating a custom experience for the driver.

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Mitsubishi Electric to demo autonomous-driving technologies in new xAUTO test vehicle; autonomous parking & driving on surface roads

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will exhibit the latest version of the xAUTO, a vehicle capable of autonomous driving on surface roads without high-definition maps and of parking autonomously both indoors and outdoors, during the 46 th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 from 24 October to 4 November.

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Latest Ricardo Software release features faster analysis and electrified motorcycles

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The 2019.2 release of powertrain design and optimization software from Ricardo provides enhancements across the entire suite of products.

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Pierburg offering electric vacuum pump for brake boosters

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Pierburg has been developing vacuum pumps for brake boosters for decades. With the current EVP40 model, the supplier is offering an electric option that operates on-demand and sets high standards in terms of robustness, temperature resistance and noise.

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New Toyota Yaris marks first use of TNGA for compact; new hybrid system

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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) unveiled the new model Yaris. Scheduled to go on sale in Japan starting in mid-February 2020, the new Yaris will be exhibited at VenusFort in Odaiba, Tokyo during the Tokyo Motor Show 2019.

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Evonik and Siemens launch phase 2 of Rheticus: butanol, hexanol from CO2 and water using renewable electricity and bacteria

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Evonik and Siemens launched phase two of their joint research project Rheticus. The goal is to develop an efficient and powerful test plant that will use carbon dioxide and water as well as electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to produce specialty chemicals.

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ArcelorMittal adds Fortiform 980 Extragal steel grade for further auto weight savings

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ArcelorMittal is adding to its family of advanced high strength steels (AHSS) for the auto industry with the development of Fortiform 980 Extragal (-GI) in North America.

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Hitachi Automotive Systems starts mass production of 800V, high output EV inverter

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Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. has started mass production for its 800V compatible high-voltage and high-output electric vehicle (EV) inverter, which increases EV practicality and enables long-distance driving.

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CARB approves $533M funding plan for clean transportation investments

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $533-million plan to fund clean car rebates, zero-emission transit and school buses, clean trucks, and other innovative, clean transportation and mobility pilot projects.

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Umicore opens new facility for the production of fuel cell catalysts in Korea

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Umicore inaugurated its new production facility for fuel cell catalysts in SongDo Incheon City (Seoul area), Korea, close to Umicore’s technology development center for catalysts. The facility will support the growth of Hyundai Motors Group as well as other automotive customers. Umicore expects to ramp up production in 2020 and allows for further expansion beyond 2020.

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FCA to build battery assembly plant in Turin

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FCA will build a new battery assembly complex in Turin as part of its overall e-mobility strategy. The new “Battery Hub” will be located in the Mirafiori complex and preparations will begin in early 2020. The initial investment will be approximately €50 million. This strategy has been at the center of several major agreements in the field of electrification that FCA has signed in recent months.

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Valley Regional Transit in Idaho to purchase 8 Proterra Catalyst electric buses and charging systems; leasing batteries

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Valley Regional Transit (VRT) in Idaho has agreed to purchase eight Proterra Catalyst 35-foot E2 electric buses and eight Proterra 125 kW plug-in charging systems. VRT is Proterra’s first customer in Idaho and the first transit agency in Idaho to bring electric buses to its community. Proterra vehicles are now in 42 US states and Canadian provinces, with buses operating in diverse climates and terrains from coast to coast.

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Adelaide study suggests driverless cars could lead to more traffic congestion partly because of drivers’ attitudes

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New research from the University of Adelaide suggests that driverless cars could worsen traffic congestion in the coming decades, partly because of drivers’ attitudes to the emerging technology and a lack of willingness to share their rides. Using the City of Adelaide as a test model, researchers surveyed more than 500 commuters, including a mix of those who travel to work by car and public transport, and modeled the potential impacts.

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