Sat.Sep 02, 2017 - Fri.Sep 08, 2017

New Bosch e-axle integrates motor, power electronics, transmission; mass production in 2019

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Leveraging its experience with electromobility components, Bosch has developed a new generation electric axle drive, or e-axle. The motor, power electronics, and transmission form one compact unit that directly drives the car’s axle.

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New 'EVs are better' ads: how electric-car marketing should be done (exclusive)

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People buy electric cars for many different reasons, only one of which is the environment. Others include their quieter, smoother performance; the immediate torque; the desire to have the very newest and most advanced technology; and the lifetime cost savings.

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Behemoth BMW X7 SUV revealed ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show

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BMW has revealed photos of its X7 concept ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week

Mercedes-Benz teases EQ A compact electric concept before Frankfurt show

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As German luxury maker Mercedes-Benz intensifies its efforts to launch more electric cars faster than first planned, another concept will break cover this month. The Mercedes EQ A Concept, a compact electric hatchback, will be revealed at the Frankfurt auto show next week.

BYD: tiny electric cars for China could be 75 percent of sales

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Chinese automaker BYD was the world's largest producer of plug-in electric cars last year, and the outlook for new markets in its home country are quite healthy, suggesting strong continued growth. BYD plans to tackle the country's inland cities, viewed as a new frontier for automakers, with a small and very affordable electric car. The industry. China minicar BYD plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Uber to go all electric or hybrid in London by 2020, ban diesels, add clean-air fee to rides

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Uber has announced it will require its 40,000 drivers in London to switch to hybrid or fully electric cars, and ban diesel vehicles from its fleet, by the end of 2019. By the end of 2021, it will extend that policy throughout the United Kingdom, where it presently operates in 40 cities. Uber said it will use only electric cars within London by. emissions England plug-in cars London ridesharing Uber

Plug-in electric car sales for Aug: Bolt EV leads Prime, Volt lower

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV continued a steady sales rise last month as it solidified its position among the top three plug-in electric cars for which monthly U.S. sales are reported. In August, Chevy delivered 2,107 Bolt EVs, the first time the car had sold more than 2,000 units in a month after entering the market in mid-December last year. Close. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Mazda's SkyActiv-X: diesel fuel economy from gasoline engine

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The internal combustion engine, now more than 200 years old, will be with us for a long time to come yet. Powering more than 1 billion vehicles on the planet and almost 100 million new ones each year, it is the default way to move vehicles along the world's roads. With its carbon emissions now conclusively implicated in climate change, electric. combustion cycle HCCI Fuel Economy SKYACTIV

2012 Chevy Volt has now crossed 400,000 miles, range remains steady

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As more battery-electric cars are sold and more drivers become aware of them, the question of battery life recurs among pretty much every potential buyer. How long will the battery last? Will I have to replace it every 18 months as I do in my smartphone? Data on the liquid-cooled battery packs of older Tesla Model S and Chevrolet Volt cars offers. Chevy Volt commuting plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Battery Life

2018 Nissan Leaf debuts: 150 miles for $30,875, 200-plus miles in 2019

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The spy shots, teaser photos, rumors, and feverish speculation can all be put behind us. The 2018 Nissan Leaf hatchback has debuted, and we can now see every facet of the second generation of the world's best-selling electric car. The compact five-door's 40-kilowatt-hour battery is projected to get a 150-mile combined U.S. range rating, Nissan. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Mercedes-Benz to showcase pre-production version of coming GLC F-Cell fuel cell PHEV at IAA

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At the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, Mercedes-Benz will display publicly for the first time the pre-production version of the Mercedes-Benz GLC F‑CELL fuel cell plug-in hybrid. Earlier post.). The GLC F-CELL features a ~9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack combined with a new fuel cell stack.

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Tesla Model S durability: cars with 250K and 300K miles still humming along happily

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The latest reports on Tesla Model S durability and reliability should likely be considered a win for the Silicon Valley automaker. High-mileage cars aren't unusual, but we're only now starting to see the first truly high-mileage examples of electric cars. With less maintenance required compared to cars powered by internal-combustion engines, it's. Batteries Tesla Motors taxi plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) durability Battery Life

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Engines vs motors, Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, Niro Plug-In, electric-car sales: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got a pair of stories on internal combustion, covering Mazda's innovative and fuel-efficient new SkyActiv-X engine and a dismissive comment on electric cars from a Japanese CEO. Also, a new Twitter poll to take and an update on U.S. plug-in electric car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. If you think of the global auto. Today in Car News

2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid goes on sale in UK

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The Kia Niro Hybrid has been on sale in the United States since early 2017, but at its launch, the brand promised a plug-in hybrid version would arrive by the end of this year as well. Ahead of its U.S. launch, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid has now arrived in the United Kingdom with a 36-mile rated range on battery power alone on the optimistic NEDC. Plug-In Hybrids UK plug-in cars

2018 Nissan Leaf electric-car prototype driven: first impressions

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When visiting an automaker's proving ground to drive cars still under development, security is extensive. Cameras have to be left on the bus, all phone lenses have to be covered, and documents committing you to keep quiet until the embargo lifts must be signed. In late June, we drove a pre-production 2018 Nissan Leaf at the company's Tochigi Test. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 Leaf sales goal, advertising electric cars, Uber bans diesels, Lexus NX hybrid: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got clever new ads that highlight how electric cars should be sold, an Uber ban on diesels in London, a sales goal for the 2018 Nissan Leaf, and more about next week's Frankfurt auto show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Mercedes-Benz released another teaser image of the EQ A compact electric concept they'll debut at next. Today in Car News

Nine things you should know about the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car

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The simulcasted global events are over, the cars have been driven back out of the arenas, and electric-car fans are evaluating the new 2018 Nissan Leaf that was unveiled to the world last night. We've covered both the details of the car and our preliminary drive impressions from testing a pre-production prototype at Nissan's Tochigi proving. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Goal for 2018 Nissan Leaf: double sales of new electric car

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After lavish launch events around the world, the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will go on sale next month in Japan and early next year in North America. The second generation of the world's best-selling electric car, however, faces a very different landscape than did its predecessor in December 2010. For one thing, the 2011 Leaf was the sole. sales New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

Mazda SPCCI uses spark plug as HCCI control factor; “air piston” to enhance compression

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Capstone completes track testing of Kenworth microturbine-powered hybrid electric Class 7 truck

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Capstone Turbine Corporation successfully completed track testing of a Kenworth Class 7 hybrid electric work truck using its 65kW microturbine as an on-board range extender. Earlier post.) The successful track testing confirmed both high-speed performance as well as operation on 20% grades.

Williams Advanced Engineering unveils lightweight electric car platform concept

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Williams Advanced Engineering is displaying an innovative lightweight EV platform concept, named the FW-EVX, at this year’s Low Carbon Vehicle Show, Millbrook, UK, 6-7 September.

Electric-car sales, 2018 Nissan Leaf reality, high-mile Teslas, Frankfurt debuts: Today's Car News

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Tonight, the 2018 Nissan will make its long-awaited debut. We've got some U.S. sales statistics to set the stage, as well as our August plug-in sales report, a pair of high-mileage Teslas, and a host of news from the upcoming Frankfurt auto show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Over the weekend, we ran down last week's top green-car. Today in Car News

Simon Fraser study finds no free-ride for ZEV area neighbors; regions need their own policies

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In study based on a dynamic technology adoption model, a pair of researchers at Simon Fraser University (British Columbia) have concluded that even if a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) manadate drives significant ZEV adoption in the area in which the mandate is implemented, there is no “free-riding” ZEV adoption in neighboring areas. Regions seeking low-carbon transportation likely will need to implement their own stringent policies, the researchers suggest.

Sporty BMW i3s, electric Mini, diesel jail sentence, tougher emission testing: The Week in Reverse

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Which huge company challenged the public to "read the documents," only to get bitten when two researchers did exactly that? What new and updated electric cars will appear at the Frankfurt auto show? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, September 1, 2017. Friday. The Week In Reverse

How important will plug-in hybrids be in 2025? Poll results

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Car shoppers may not be buying huge numbers of all-electric cars yet, but they largely understand how they work. It's a car, you plug it in to charge a battery, it runs on the battery, end of story. Plug-in hybrids are far harder to explain—are they short-range electric cars? are they hybrids?—and —and no maker has yet cracked the marketing. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Polls

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Scotland to ban petrol and diesel sales BEFORE rest of UK, but is it just Sturgeon spin?

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You could never accuse Nicola Sturgeon of lacking in political ambition

Is smart charging the solution to EV demands on the electricity grid?

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You may recall that Electric Nation was looking looking for 500 – 700 people to take part in a trial that would test the recharging abilities of local electricity infrastructure and uncover potential problems as EV usership grows

2018 Lexus NX Hybrid gets more safety equipment at lower price

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Drivers shopping the luxury crossover market have a new proposition to consider, and it comes with hybrid power. The updated 2018 Lexus NX 300h hybrid crossover will go on sale with a recommended price that's actually lower than the outgoing 2017 model. Despite the price drop, this year's hybrid NX 300h actually boasts more standard equipment. hybrid SUV active safety

Big oil firms fear Trump rules rollback: not for environment but for PR

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Efforts to loosen regulations on the oil industry now underway have met with public approval from fossil-fuel companies. But while the Trump administration has moved swiftly to create a more friendly regulatory environment for big oil, some executives have urged a slowdown behind the scenes. That's not for environmental reasons, but due to worries. oil oil well regulation fossil fuels Donald Trump

CA legislators propose $1 billion to remove dirtiest diesel trucks

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The state of California has officially launched its legislative push for stricter heavy-duty truck and bus emission regulations. Following calls for the state to use its recently-extended carbon cap-and-trade program to fund updates to fleets of semi trucks and other commercial vehicles, four state senators have stepped forward with an official. Diesel emissions Trucks California regulation semis Buses

2018 Nissan Leaf debuts, CA's dirtiest diesels, plug-in hybrid future, nervous Big Oil: Today's Car News

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Today's news is dominated by the global debut of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric cars, and we've got full details, prototype drive impressions, and a nine-point cheat sheet. Also, news on California's dirtiest diesels and thoughts on the future of plug-in hybrids. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car made its. Today in Car News

As 2018 Nissan Leaf arrives, data on US electric-car market offers reality check

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This evening, the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will make its long-awaited debut at events in Tokyo, Las Vegas, and elsewhere around the world. The Leaf remains the world's highest-volume electric car, with more than 280,000 of the first-generation cars delivered since December 2011 (112,000 of those in the U.S.). That number, however, is. sales New car sales plug-in cars

BMW unveiling Concept X7 iPerformance plug-in hybrid SUV at Frankfurt

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BMW is unveiling the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance plug-in hybrid electric vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This study car offers a look ahead to the future production model set to make its debut in 2018. The forthcoming BMW X7 forms part of the largest model offensive in the company’s history.

31st retail hydrogen station opens in California

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The 31 st retail hydrogen station in California has opened in Fremont; the station is operated by FirstElement Fuel. Open 24x7, the stations offers 35 and 70 MPa fuel pressures, with 33% renewable content. The hydrogen source is gaseous delivery. Brief