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Video explains how electric cars work, battery and motor technology included

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While many drivers generally understand the concept of an electric car, understanding generally stops there. It's a car, and you plug it in to get power to run it. That's fine as far as it goes. Beyond that, things get hazy pretty quickly, we've found.

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ZF showcases mSTARS electric axle system for axle hybrids or fully electric vehicles

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ZF is using its plug-in Vision Zero concept vehicle to showcase a number of new safety and zero local emissions technologies. The vehicle features a 150 kW electric axle drive system for dynamic acceleration.

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New Nissan Leaf shows off innovative autonomous tech ahead of reveal

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The current Nissan Leaf received a larger 30kWh battery just last year to boost its range to 107 miles and although a new model is on the horizon, new

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Latest teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf shows ProPilot Assist self-driving capability

Green Car Reports

Nissan has begun to release a slow trickle of information about the 2018 Leaf electric car, but the latest teaser has nothing to do with its zero-emission powertrain. Instead, Nissan has revealed the 2018 Leaf will arrive with ProPilot Assist, the automaker's driver-assistance technology.

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Audi A8 fully active electromechanical suspension powered by 48V electrical system; predictive adjustment using front camera

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The new Audi A8 will feature a fully active, electromechanical suspension system which drives each wheel individually and adapts to the prevailing road conditions.

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2017 Chevy Bolt EV rated a Top Safety Pick by IIHS

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The Chevrolet Bolt EV has just been awarded a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This makes it the first electric car from the 2017 model year to receive an IIHS award.

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EIA: US refineries running at record-high levels; increased capacity; inventory, product and exports

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Gross inputs to US petroleum refineries (refinery runs) averaged a record high 17.7 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending 26 May, before dropping slightly to 17.5 million b/d for the week ending 2 June and 17.6

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The US Senate once had its own electric cars: two Studebakers that ran underground

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One advantage of electric cars is that unlike gasoline or steam cars, they have no emissions. More than a century ago, that was why the U.S. Capitol acquired two custom-built electric cars, nicknamed "Tommy" and "Peggy." They were built by Studebaker, an early and hallowed U.S. car brand that finally folded up shop in 1965. DON'T MISS: Electric. senate History plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Nissan teases new LEAF with ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous features

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Nissan chairman of the board and chief executive officer Carlos Ghosn announced that the company would launch a new Nissan LEAF with ProPILOT technology ( earlier post ,) enabling autonomous drive functionality for single-lane highway driving.

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French electric autonomous vehicle maker NAVYA to build 1st US assembly plant in Michigan; partnership with U Michigan

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NAVYA, a pioneer in developing and manufacturing autonomous vehicles, will establish its first assembly plant outside of Europe in Southeast Michigan.

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ICCT calculates consumer benefits of increased efficiency in 2025-2030 light-duty vehicles in the US

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A new report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) estimates Consumer benefits of increased efficiency in 2025-2030 light-duty vehicles in the US.

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2018 Chevy Equinox drops almost 400 lbs; about 10% of mass

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The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox SUV has dropped nearly 400 pounds (181 kg)—approximately 10% of its mass—compared to its predecessor. Combined with this weight loss, the all-new body was designed and optimized for top safety ratings.

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Qualcomm makes strategic investment in safe battery technology company Amionx

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Qualcomm has made a strategic investment in Amionx, a leader in safe battery technology. As part of its investment, Qualcomm President Derek Aberle will join the board of directors of Amionx.

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Volkswagen Group and Hamburg partner to bid to host 2021 ITS World Congress

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The Volkswagen Group and its partner city, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, have submitted a bid to host the 2021 ITS World Congress.

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German researchers develop method to produce diesel-like fuel from biodiesel

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Researchers from the universities of Kaiserslautern, Bochum, and Rostock have developed a method for producing a petroleum diesel-like fuel from conventional biodiesel (rapeseed oil methyl ester, RME).

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Chargeway: the best electric-car idea you've never heard of

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Pretty much everyone knows how to put fuel into a conventional car. You pull up to the pump, open the vehicle's fuel door, put in a credit card, select diesel or one of three grades of gasoline, lift the hose, and pump. (In In New Jersey and Oregon, someone else does this for you.) Electric-car charging isn't quite that simple. DON'T MISS: Car buyers.

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Electric cars will cost less to buy than regular cars by 2025: analysis

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Studies have shown that electric vehicles have a number of strikes against them in the minds on consumers who don't know much about them. Range anxiety, the lack of electric vehicle charging infrastructure—or even awareness that it exists—and high purchase prices all play a part in the challenges faced by electric cars. However, a new. Batteries sales Study New car sales plug-in cars

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All-electric VW ID Buzz Microbus confirmed for production

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Working to redirect attention from its diesel-emission scandal—soon to wind down in the U.S. but ongoing in Europe—Volkswagen Group has talked a lot about its future electric-car plans. It will launch three high-volume battery-electric vehicles on a common architecture over the next five years, and has now shown concepts for all three. Future Cars VW VW Group plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Microbus MEB architecture

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Peugeot returns to the pick-up market in Africa; 2.5L diesel

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Peugeot has unveiled the new Peugeot Pick Up. This signals the return of Peugeot to the pick-up market within the African continent to accelerate the internationalization of the brand. The new Peugeot Pick Up goes on sale in September.

Volvo Technology Award for wave piston design

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The Volvo Group’s new truck engines are more fuel efficient as a result of their new piston design which adds waves to the piston crown to improve the use of oxygen. Earlier post.)

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Roland Berger and fka Index: China to dominate EV market and industry in foreseeable future

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In the latest E-Mobility Index report (2Q/2017), consultancy Roland Berger and partner Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen Aachen (fka) find that China has for the first time moved into the pole position.

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Renault introduces new Kangoo Z.E.; longer range and faster charging

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Renault’s new Kangoo Z.E. electric van delivers more than 50% range—270 km (168 miles) NEDC, equivalent to 200 km (124 miles) real use in the summer, compared to 170 km previously.

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Rolls-Royce and Svitzer demo world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel; testing autonomous operation

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Rolls-Royce and global towage operator Svitzer have successfully demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. Earlier this year, one of Svitzer’s tugs, the 28m Svitzer Hermod , safely conducted a number of remotely controlled maneuvers.

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EIA: growing octane needs widen price difference between regular and premium in US

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The difference between US average retail prices for premium and regular gasoline reached $0.50/gallon in late 2016 and it has remained near that level so far in 2017. This price difference, or spread, has been generally increasing since 2000.

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Toyota’s new conventional and hybrid powertrains for 2018 Camry deliver significant boost in efficiency

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The 2018 Toyota Camry, the new eighth-generation of the most popular mid-size sedan in the world and the best-selling car in America for the past 15 years, will be going on sale in the US in late summer. Toyota unveiled the 2018 Camry at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January.

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Airbus Helicopters unveils Racer high-speed demonstrator configuration; in-flight “start-and-stop”

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At the Paris air show, Airbus Helicopters unveiled the aerodynamic configuration of the high speed demonstrator it is developing as part of the Clean Sky 2 European research program.

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DOE awarding $2M to CMU-led project to develop PGM-free cathodes for fuel cells

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The US Department of Energy is awarding roughly $15.8 million for 30 projects working toward the discovery and development of innovative, low-cost materials needed for hydrogen production and storage and for automotive fuel cells ( earlier post ).

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Baker Institute expert urges focus on larger light-duty trucks and SUVs to reduce gasoline use, emissions

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Proposed LCFS pathway for recycled beverage-derived ethanol

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Parallel Products , a leader in unsaleable beverage destruction and recycling, has filed a proposed pathway for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) for recycled beverage-derived ethanol. Parallel Products is requesting a carbon intensity (CI) of 69.82 gCO 2 e/MJ for the proposed pathway.

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BorgWarner delivers first commercial regulated two-stage (R2S) turbocharging system in Chinese passenger vehicle; Great Wall Motors diesel

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BorgWarner’s regulated two-stage (R2S) turbocharging technology boosts performance for Great Wall Motor’s new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine.

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Teijin develops first polycarbonate-resin pillar-less automotive front window; used in EV

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Teijin Limited has developed the first polycarbonate (PC)-resin pillar-less automotive front window for use in the Tommykaira ZZ , a sporty electric vehicle (EV) produced by GLM Co., Ltd., an EV manufacturer launched by Kyoto University.

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ExxonMobil greenlights Liza development in offshore Guyana; $4.4B Phase 1 investment

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Exxon Mobil Corporation will proceed with the first phase of development for the Liza field, one of the largest oil discoveries of the past decade, located offshore Guyana.

Volkswagen unveils the new Gen 6 Polo; standard start/stop and regeneration; 1.0 TGI natural gas engine

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Volkswagen unveiled the new sixth-generation Polo at an event in Berlin. With more than 14 million units sold to date, the Polo is one of the world’s most successful compact cars. The sixth generation has a fully new sportier exterior design, and is bigger than its predecessor in every dimension.

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Mercedes to show all-electric hatchback concept this fall, countering Audi: report

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German luxury carmakers often follow each other's product plans in something close to lockstep. Let one maker—BMW, say—introduce a new category of vehicle—sport utility "coupes," say—and soon Mercedes-Benz and Audi will have their own too. And the premium brands appear to be following the same playbook for the expanding. Future Cars Mercedes plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Scientists debate: could renewable energy entirely replace fossil fuels in U.S. by 2050?

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Scientists generally debate their studies and projections in relatively civil language, but perhaps the currently adversarial tenor of U.S. politics has spilled over into science. A 2015 study on the potential for renewable energy use in the U.S. has now produced not only a stringent attack, but a harsh rebuttal to that attack in language rarely. electric utilities renewable energy solar wind energy grid storage

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Why would Tesla want to start its own streaming music service?

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It seems every other day Tesla CEO Elon Musk has news about the next big project for the electric-car maker. This time, the news is about a project that seems relatively achievable, but one that produces as many questions as it answers. According to reports, Tesla is looking into starting its own streaming music service. DON'T MISS: Tesla driver. Audio Music Tesla Motors Entertainment plug-in cars CarPlay

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States have a battle plan if Trump rolls back fuel-economy, emission rules

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The Trump Administration has had a challenging start on numerous fronts, but its work to slash emission rules and eliminate regulations continues. The EPA administrator, climate-science denier Scott Pruitt, has said he isn't "currently" planning to target target California's ability to set its own emission rules. In March, the agency previously. New York emissions Politics EPA CAFE regulation state laws Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

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