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Delta Motorsport introduces Micro Turbine Range Extender

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At the LCV 2016 event in the UK last week, Delta Motorsport unveiled a new low-cost micro-turbine applied as a range-extended in an electric car. The company developed the E-4 Coupe extended-range electric electric vehicle in a £3.1-million (US$4-million) collaborative R&D project.

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2018 Kia Soul EV to get range boost to keep pace: report

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When it debuted late in 2014 as a 2015 model, the Kia Soul EV boasted an impressive range for an electric car with a mainstream price. At an EPA-rated 93 miles, its range exceeded that of any electric car on sale at the time without a Tesla powertrain. But two years after its introduction, it appears the Soul EV is about to be surpassed by a new. Future Cars battery pack plug-in cars battery capacity

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Bentley Bentayga: opulent SUV now available with a diesel engine

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A diesel? In a Bentley? It’s not the kind of thing you’d expect from the Crewe-based company, judging by its sporting heritage. However, fitting one i. Bentley Continental GT Bentayga

Technical brief: transportation overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO2 emissions

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A technical brief by Dr. John DeCicco at the University of Michigan Energy Institute shows that transportation is overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO 2.

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Fuel cell vehicle breaks 24-hour electric mileage record with True Zero hydrogen-fuel network in California

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Driving a fuel-cell-electric Toyota Mirai, the founders of True Zero completed a scenic drive throughout California, covering 1,438 miles (2,314 km) in a 24-hour period, thus breaking the official Guinness World Record for electric miles driven in 24 hours. The goal of the drive was to demonstrate how a zero-emission electric vehicle can serve as a replacement for a gasoline vehicle.

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Google Maps acquires mapping analytics startup Urban Engines; improved urban mobility

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Google Maps has acquired mapping analytics startup Urban Engines.

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Hyundai introduces hydrogen fuel cell H350 light commercial van concept at IAA

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Hyundai Motor is introducing a hydrogen fuel cell concept version of its H350 light commercial van at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover. The powertrain study shows the potential for the company’s advanced hydrogen fuel cell technology in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment.

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Hyperdrive goes in to production using Nissan LEAF batteries

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UK-based Hyperdrive Innovation has become the first company to secure the supply of Nissan’s LEAF lithium-ion battery technology for its own commercial products.

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Chevrolet introduces 2018 Equinox SUV with turbo diesel option in N. America

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Chevrolet has introduced the all-new 2018 Equinox compact SUV with a choice of three turbocharged engines—including the segment’s first turbo-diesel in North America. The choices are a 1.5L turbo, a 2.0L turbo—matched with GM’s new nine-speed automatic transmission—and a 1.6L

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Ilika to work with Johnson Matthey on 3-year project to develop protected anodes for Li-S batteries

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UK-based materials company Ilika, also a developer of solid-state batteries, is taking part in a three-year project to develop protected anodes for lithium sulfur batteries, led by Johnson Matthey Plc and supported by Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

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DEKRA-certified tests: Mercedes-Benz HD trucks cut fuel consumption 22% in 20 years while meeting more stringent emissions rules; VECTO

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Despite drastically more stringent emission standards for nitrogen oxides and particulates, the fuel consumption of Mercedes-Benz heavy trucks has been reduced by 22% over the last 20 years, according to the results of a comparative test drive certified by the test organization DEKRA.

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UNIST/Stanford team develops new Li-ion anode with silicon-nanolayer-embedded graphite/carbon; 1,043?Wh/l full LiCoO2 cell

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Researchers affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea, and Stanford University have demonstrated the feasibility of a next-generation hybrid anode for high-capacity Li-on batteries using silicon-nanolayer-embedded graphite/carbon.

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MAN Truck & Bus selects ABB fast chargers for its e-bus R&D facilities

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ABB is supplying fast chargers for depot and opportunity charging of electric buses to MAN Truck & Bus, a member of the Volkswagen Group, for its new e-bus R&D facilities in Munich, Germany. In July, MAN Truck & Bus announced serial production of fully electric buses by 2019.

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Ford showcases Transit line-up powered by new Ford EcoBlue diesel at Hannover; 6-speed auto, AWD and SYNC 3

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Ford is showcasing the latest Transit and Transit Custom line-up powered by the Ford EcoBlue diesel engine ( earlier post ) at 2016 IAA Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show.

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ELIX Wireless & Zongshen partner on wireless chargers for China and NA; Magneto-Dynamic Coupling (MDC)

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ELIX Wireless, a Canada-based startup developing novel wireless power transfer technology, signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Chongqing Zongshen Power Machinery Co Ltd, a listed entity of the Zongshen Group.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles introduces e-Crafter electric van concept; to market in 2017

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles introduced the e-Crafter electric van concept at this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover. With a permitted total weight of 4.2

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EPA releases national assessment of strategies to reduce air pollution at ports

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A new report from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finds that air pollution at US ports can be reduced significantly at all port types and sizes through a variety of strategies and cleaner technologies.

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smart offering entire range with battery-electric drive

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The smart fortwo electric drive is now available on the new-generation smart platform in both the smart fortwo coupe and cabrio models and—for the first time—in the smart forfour (not available in the US).

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Alaska Railroad to demo hauling LNG in intermodal containers; 1st railroad permitted to haul LNG

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The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) will demonstrate the transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in intermodal LNG ISO containers from southcentral to interior Alaska during a month-long operational performance project in early fall 2016.

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Electric cars necessary to protect Mercedes jobs, says labor leader

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Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler is pushing for more electric cars, and that has the company's labor leaders thinking about how such a shift might affect its workers. Electric motors and drivetrains require far fewer components than internal-combustion engines, meaning fewer workers are needed to assemble them. The technical knowledge needed to design. Manufacturing unions Daimler plug-in cars

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Celeroton launches its first turbo compressors with gas bearings; applied in fuel cell range extender for Fiat 500

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Celeroton AG, a leading manufacturer of ultra-high-speed electrical drive systems with speeds up to 1 million rpm, has launched its first turbo compressors with gas bearings—unique in their weight and performance, being wear- and oil-free, and obtaining the highest levels of energy efficiency.

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New Audi paintshop at Ingolstadt; heating energy & water per car down by 20%, CO2 by 30%, VOCs by 90%; bell-bell

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Audi has put a new topcoat paint shop into operation at its plant in Ingolstadt. The new paint shop incorporates technologies such as air recirculation, dry separation and exhaust air cleaning that enable a significant reduction in the use of resources.

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Bentley introduces its first diesel: Bentayga Diesel with 48V system & electric supercharger

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Bentley Motors has introduced its first diesel model: the Bentayga Diesel SUV. At its core is an all-new, technologically advanced, triple-charged, 4.0-liter, 32-valve V8 engine. Developing 435 PS (429 bhp) and 900 N·m (664 lb.

2016 96

Toyota 2017 Mirai fuel cell vehicle remains $57,500; 312-mile electric range

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Toyota announced the pricing for the 2017 model year Mirai fuel cell vehicle. MY17 MSRP remains $57,500 plus an $865 destination fee. Mirai customers also may qualify for an $8,000 federal tax credit and $5,000 potential California rebate along with access to the California HOV carpool lane.

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Alstom unveils hydrogen fuel cell regional train Coradia iLint

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Alstom presented its Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell regional train at InnoTrans, the railway industry’s largest trade fair, taking place in Berlin from 20 to 23 September 2016. Alstom is among the first railway manufacturers to develop a passenger train based on fuel cell technology.

2016 96

DOT issues Federal Policy for safe testing and deployment of highly automated vehicles (SAE levels 3-5)

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The US Department of Transportation issued Federal policy for highly automated vehicles (HAVs)—i.e., SAE Levels 3-5 vehicles with automated systems that are responsible for monitoring the driving environment as defined by SAE J3016.

2016 96

Chevy prices 2017 Bolt EV at $37,495; $29,995 after federal tax credit

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Chevrolet will offer the Bolt EV with a base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $37,495 including destination charge. Depending on individual tax situations, customers may receive an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for a net value of $29,995.

Every diesel brand in Europe emits more than VW, says new report

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It's been a year since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software that allowed its diesel cars to cheat emissions tests. The VW diesel scandal may be just the beginning, though. Because while Volkswagen continues to negotiate with regulators and customers in the U.S., it seems that. Europe emissions EU Study Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Navy tests 100-percent CHCJ advanced biofuel in EA-18G

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The US Navy has completed flight testing of a 100% advanced biofuel in the EA-18G “Green Growler” at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. The US Navy is a leader in incorporating alternative fuel into operational supplies, in order to increase mission capability and flexibility.

2016 96

Univ. Houston, Caltech team develops new earth-abundant, cost-effective catalyst for water-splitting

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox crossover: only turbo engines, diesel optional

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The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox crossover utility vehicle, unveiled last night in Chicago, will have three engine options, all turbocharged. And bucking recent "death of diesel" predictions, one of those three will be a 1.6-liter diesel that gets a 40-mpg highway rating. The 2018 Equinox will be the first compact utility vehicle in the U.S. with a

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Schaeffler axlebox generator permits self-sufficient power supply for rail freight cars

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Schaeffler will present a self-sufficient power supply system for rail freight cars at the 2016 InnoTrans—a generator integrated into the housing cover of the axlebox bearing. The generator produces around 200 watts that is available for supplying electricity, thus enabling additional functions.

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Silicon Mobility introduces OLEA T222 for hybrid and electric powertrain control

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France-based semiconductor fabless company Silicon Mobility has introduced OLEA T222, its new solution dedicated for hybrid and electric powertrain control. OLEA T222 is a new member of the OLEA family, the first automotive microcontrollers with embedded, robust and secured programmable logic.

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Toyota develops new DNA analysis technology to accelerate plant improvement; boosting biofuel crop yield

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has developed a DNA analysis technology it calls Genotyping by Random Amplicon Sequencing (GRAS). This technology is capable of significantly improving the efficiency of identifying and selecting useful genetic information for agricultural plant improvement. This newly developed technology could thus lead to substantial time and cost savings in the agricultural plant improvement process.

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Tesla MI battle, California 'green stickers,' Chevy Bolt EV name confusion: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla loses a fight to sell electric cars directly to customers in Michigan, California removes the limit on "green stickers" that allow plug-in hybrids solo access to carpool lanes, and Chevrolet's Bolt EV and Volt names create confusion for Koreans. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Read about the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV's 238-mile. Today in Car News

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NanoXplore awarded $3.3M from SDTC to explore use of graphene-enhanced plastics in electric motors

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) will partner with Group NanoXplore Inc., a Montreal-based company specializing in the production and application of graphene and its derivative materials, to support the commercialisation of lighter, more reliable and higher-efficiency components for electric motor systems using graphene-enhanced engineering plastics in place of metals. The total value of the project is $10.4 million; SDTC is contributing $3.3 million.

2016 88

BMW will electrify its regular cars; what happens to 'i' models?

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When the BMW i3 went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014, it marked not only the debut of the German automaker's first mass-market electric car, but also a new sub-brand. BMW originally planned to group all its electric cars under the "i" sub-brand, which currently includes all-electric and range-extended REx versions of the i3, as well as the. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars BMW i

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