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Will 3-wheeled so-called 'autocycles' break out this year? We're skeptical

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Three-wheeled vehicles have never been remotely popular in North America, but some new makers of these unusual vehicles are hoping for a resurgence of interest.

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Schaeffler Group sees e-mobility and digitalization as key opportunities

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The Schaeffler Group, a global integrated automotive and industrial supplier, sees e-mobility, Industry 4.0 and digitalization as the key opportunities for the future, said CEO Klaus Rosenfeld at the company’s press conference at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

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The top five compact executive saloons

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Once upon a time executive saloons were the reserve of their namesake – the executive. However, thanks to ever-more affordable finance deals, compact. Alfa Romeo Audi BMW Mercedes-Benz A4 3 Series C Class Top 5 Giulia

2017 27

California's PG&E utility now offers $500 rebate for electric-car use

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In certain states, electric utilities are getting into the business of installing and operating electric-car charging infrastructure. They may build public charging stations, or work with other entities that operate them, but that's usually as far as their efforts to promote electric cars go. But one California utility is now taking direct action. California electric utilities plug-in cars Utility Companies Incentives and Rebates

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How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

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High costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for electric cars than comparable internal-combustion models. But electric-car battery prices are falling fast, according to one recent study. Global Trends in Renewable Energy, calls. Manufacturing Batteries Study plug-in cars

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3M sells NMC cathode intellectual property to Umicore, will focus on Si anodes

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3M has entered into an agreement transferring its Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) cathode intellectual property and related intellectual property licenses to Umicore, a global materials technology and recycling group. The sale includes U.S Patents 6,660,432, 6,964,828, and 7,078,128, their corresponding global equivalents, and all related license agreements. We are very pleased to deepen our successful technology collaboration with Umicore.

2017 55

WVU study fully characterizes pump-to-wheels methane emissions from HD natural gas vehicles and fueling stations

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Researchers at West Virginia University have characterized pump-to-wheels methane emissions from heavy-duty (HD) natural-gas-fueled vehicles and the compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations that serve them.

2017 50

Tesla P100D 'Ludicrous Plus' mode makes electric car even faster

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As well as software updates to add back Autopilot functionality in its latest cars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hinted on Twitter at an update to improve performance even further. Musk recently teased a software update that would allow the latest Model S P100D to do 0 to 60 mph in 2.4

2017 50

VW ID Buzz concept: all-electric Microbus could arrive in 2022

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If you pronounce the word "buzz" with a German accent, it sounds like "bus"—which is almost surely why VW's second all-electric concept vehicle is called the Volkswagen ID Buzz. It's the latest in a series of concept studies for a modern-day Microbus, with stylistic nods to the classic Type 2 bus launched 65 years ago. It's one of the few. Detroit Auto Show Future Cars VW plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Microbus

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Renault Trucks working with metal 3D printing to reduce engine size and weight

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The Renault Trucks Lyon Powertrain Engineering department is developing metal additive manufacturing—i.e., 3D metal printing—as a future engine manufacturing process.

2017 46

Toyota Prius Prime buyers misled by dealers; more education needed

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The Toyota Prius Prime is a far better car than its plug-in hybrid predecessor, and it seems likely to become one of the higher-volume plug-in electric cars on the U.S. market. If, that is, Toyota's own dealers prove willing to sell it—or even find out that it exists. After three separate complaints by readers in different areas of the U.S. sales Plug-In Hybrids dealers plug-in cars dealerships

2017 46

New Opel Insignia to offer torque-vectoring all-wheel drive with Twinster system

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The all-new Opel Insignia Grand Sport, arriving in the market early this year, will be available with a torque vectoring all-wheel drive system. The new Opel Insignia uses a GKN Twinster all-wheel drive system with a rear drive module that uses a twin clutch system without differential.

2017 40

Samsung lithium-ion cell to recharge to 80 percent in 20 minutes

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The limitations of current lithium-ion battery-cell technology pose a hindrance to more widespread adoption of plug-in electric cars. Relatively short ranges and long charging times accorded by current lithium-ion cells still limit the appeal of electric cars in the minds of many new-car buyers. Now Samsung SDI—the South Korean electronics. Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars Samsung

2017 37

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car wins North American Car of the Year award

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Media days at the Detroit Auto Show always open with the announcement of the year's North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, and this year is no exception. But green-car enthusiasts had a special reason to follow this year's awards, now broken into three categories: car, truck, and utility vehicle. That was the chance that a. North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards NACTOY

2017 37

Jaguar Land Rover takes stake in CloudCar cloud services company; first roll-out in electric I-PACE

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Jaguar Land Rover has announced a closer partnership with CloudCar, including the adoption of its next-generation cloud services platform and a US$15-million minority investment in the company. Jaguar Land Rover intends to be the first to roll out the next-generation CloudCar platform in its first fully electric model, Jaguar I-PACE. Earlier post.). CloudCar, based in Palo Alto, California, is a developer of connected driver experiences.

2017 35

CTA Foundation, IBM, Local Motors collaborate on accessible, self-driving vehicles

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At CES 2017, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation announced an alliance with IBM and Local Motors to help create the world’s most accessible, self-driving vehicle. The CTA Foundation is a public foundation with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives.

2017 35

China to loosen electric-car rules for foreign makers, because they didn't work

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It has long been official Chinese government industrial policy to dominate the world's production of lithium-ion battery cells and to establish a commanding electric-car industry. This would not only position the country in crucial industries of the future but give it a way to start attacking the choking smog in its cities that affects public. China Politics plug-in cars regulation New Energy Vehicle

2017 35

Four large West Coast cities unite to buy 24,000 electric cars

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When it comes to policy efforts aimed at promoting electric cars, the focus is usually on private passenger vehicles. But to cut carbon emissions in a meaningful way, policymakers will have to look at other types of vehicles as well. That includes the thousands of cars and light trucks in the municipal fleets of large cities. DON'T MISS: BYD. Los Angeles California portland san francisco fleet sales plug-in cars Seattle cities fleet Washington State Oregon

2017 33

Rightware collaborating with HERE to intergate real-time location data into user interfaces

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Rightware, a provider of user interface software for the automotive industry, and high-definition mapping company HERE are collaborating to make it easier and faster for automotive developers to integrate real-time location data into user interfaces. In the collaboration, Rightware’s Kanzi UI software and HERE’s Open Location Platform are integrated to provide developers with a toolset for designing user interfaces that incorporate innovative location data.

2017 33

BREAKING: Ram, Jeep diesel engines may have cheated emissions tests

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have used illegal software emissions controls to pass more than 100,000 trucks and SUVs through emissions testing, the EPA said Thursday. The agency hasn't yet called the software controls "defeat devices," but has asked FCA to explain up to eight auxiliary emissions controls devices on those cars they say help the

2017 32

Ford F-150 pickup to get V-6 diesel engine in summer 2018

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Formerly the domain of heavy-duty pickups, diesel engines are slowly creeping into smaller trucks. Ram arguably started the most recent trend with the 1500's 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. General Motors sells diesel-powered Chevrolet Colorados and GMC Canyons. Now, the Ford F-150 is getting in on the action with a 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel of its own. turbodiesel V-6

2017 32

Honda of Canada Mfg. to invest $492M in Ontario manufacturing plants; $83.6M in government grants

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Honda of Canada Mfg. HCM), a division of Honda Canada Inc., will invest $492 million over the next three years to allow the company to modernize its Ontario manufacturing facilities and to improve its manufacturing carbon footprint significantly—part of Honda’s global initiatives. The new investment brings Honda’s total Canadian facilities investment to over $4.7 billion. In 1986, Honda became the first Japanese auto maker to build a manufacturing facility in Canada.

2017 31

5 more VW diesel execs indicted, including R&D head, after weekend arrest

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On Wednesday, six senior VW Group executives were indicted by the Justice Department on multiple counts of conspiracy and intent to defraud. The charges include conspiracy to defraud the United States, to defraud customers, and to violate the Clean Air Act. All stemmed from the Volkswagen diesel scandal that erupted in September 2015. Over the. TDI VW VW Group fbi Volkswagen diesel scandal

2017 28

Koito and Quanergy collaborate to design automotive headlight concept with built–in solid-state LiDAR

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Koito Manufacturing Co., the largest global maker of automotive headlights, and Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, are collaborating to design an automotive headlight concept with built-in Quanergy S3 solid state LiDAR sensors ( earlier post ). The Koito headlight with built-in sensors is on display at CES 2017.

2017 28

VW executive arrested by FBI on diesel emission conspiracy charges

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The head of VW Group's U.S. regulatory compliance group was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation this weekend on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Oliver Schmidt led the German automaker's regulatory compliance during 2014 and the early part of 2015. The Volkswagen diesel emission scandal erupted in September 2015 when. VW VW Group fbi Volkswagen diesel scandal

2017 28

ICCT: New RDE regulations not enough to control diesel car NOx fully; additional actions required

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2017 28

When will you buy your first fully autonomous car? Poll results

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While electric cars received a disproportionate amount of media attention over the last five years, the focus is now turning. At the recent Consumer Electronics Show and Detroit Auto Show earlier this month, cynical journalists were moved to propose a drinking game. Participants would have to take a drink every time an automaker used the words. Autonomous cars self-driving cars Polls

2017 28

China's five-year budget for renewable energy: $360 billion

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Despite a recent downturn, the Chinese government is moving full-speed ahead to invest heavily in renewable energy. The country's national regulators have already promoted renewable energy as a possible cure for the country's notoriously-bad air pollution. But China has placed more emphasis on renewable power in its latest five-year economic plan. China energy policy renewable energy Investment Donald Trump

2017 26

ARPA-E to award up to $20M in new CIRCUITS program for redesigned WBG power electronics

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) will award up to $20 million to projects under the new Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semi Conductors (CIRCUITS) program ( DE-FOA-0001727 ).

2017 23

Samsung SDI shows high-energy density fast-charging cell for EVs; production targeted for 2021

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Samsung SDI introduced a next-generation high-energy density battery cell that could lead to EV driving ranges of up to 600 km (373 miles) and that can fast charge in 20 minutes. The mass production of this product is slated for 2021. The company also showed an integrated battery module concept with a 10% decrease in component units and weight compared to the currently produced models.

2017 21

Oberon Fuels, Mack Trucks, and New York City Department of Sanitation begin first customer demonstration of a DME-powered Mack Truck

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Oberon Fuels, a producer of clean-burning Dimethyl Ether (DME) transportation fuel ( earlier post ), announced the first customer demonstration of a DME-powered Mack truck, a Mack Pinnacle.

2017 20

Tesla releases Supercharger electric-car fast-charge prices

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Tesla announced in November that it would end free unlimited use of its Supercharger DC fast-charging stations. Now that the cutoff point for that perk has arrived, the company is offering more details on Supercharger pricing. The new rates take effect for buyers who ordered a Tesla electric car after January 15, a deadline Tesla extended from its. Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger

2017 18

Next Nissan Leaf, Faraday at CES, electric Fords, Tesla Autopilot update: The Week in Reverse

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Which U.S. automaker dropped some bombshells about its future plans for electric cars, and Mexico too? And what did we learn at the gigantic Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, January 6, 2017. Friday, we covered a new $150. The Week In Reverse

Have lease prices really increased by 8% in two months? Our data shows it’s more like 1%…

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Recent research by accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young has claimed that monthly payments for leasing deals have risen by 8% in just two months, but Cont. ContractHireAndLeasing.com Leasing

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