Sat.Mar 04, 2017 - Fri.Mar 10, 2017

Volkswagen Group introduces first Group autonomous driving concept: Sedric

Green Car Congress

At the Geneva Motor Show, the Volkswagen Group is introducing Sedric (self-driving car)—an SAE Level 5 autonomous battery-electric vehicle concept. Sedric is the first concept car from the Volkswagen Group (as opposed to being a concept car developed by one of the Group brands).

2017 104

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: first drive review of 124-mile electric car

Green Car Reports

For the first six years of electric cars, from 2011 to 2016, we've had a variety of mass-priced cars with ranges of 62 to 107 miles. This year, in 2017, we got the Chevy Bolt EV, at 238 miles. But there's a new competitor as well. This is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric.

2017 85

Trending Sources

Volkswagen pulls covers off all-new Arteon

Green Cars News

Volkswagen has officially revealed its all-new Arteon saloon at the Geneva Motor Show. Taking up where the CC leaves off, this eagerly anticipated fa

2017 49

Mitsubishi Electric develops world’s smallest SiC inverter for HEVs; reduced losses, improved fuel efficiency

Green Car Congress

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a working model of an ultra-compact silicon carbide (SiC) inverter for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) that is believed to be the world’s smallest SiC device of its type at just five liters volume.

2017 91

New MQB-based Volkswagen Arteon fastback debuts in Geneva; 1.5L TSI Evo with cylinder deactivation

Green Car Congress

Volkswagen introduced the new Arteon five-door fastback at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Based on the Sport Coupe Concept GTE plug-in hybrid shown in 2015 at the Geneva show ( earlier post ), the new Arteon will sit above the Passat in the Volkswagen line-up, and will replace the CC.

2017 91

Audi introduces new A4 Avant g-tron; Audi e-gas offered as standard

Green Car Congress

Audi has introduced the natural-gas-fueled A4 Avant g-tron; dealers in Europe will begin taking orders for the midsize model starting in early summer 2017.

2017 90

Air Products’ California fueling stations offering hydrogen below $10 per kg

Green Car Congress

Air Products, a leader in hydrogen fueling and infrastructure worldwide, has achieved a pricing milestone at several California fueling stations, which are now offering hydrogen to fuel cell electric vehicle customers at less than $10 per kilogram. Advancements in fueling technology and a greater volume of vehicles now using the stations were important factors in allowing the pricing move to less than $10 per hydrogen kilogram ($9.99/kg).

2017 87

More Trending

Toyota i-TRIL Concept Car; targeting SMESTOs

Green Car Congress

Toyota unveiled its i-TRIL concept car—a vision of mobility in 2030—at the Geneva Motor Show.

2017 85

Volvo Cars reveals new XC60 premium SUV, led by PHEV model, at Geneva

Green Car Congress

Volvo Cars revealed the much-anticipated new XC60 premium SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. The new car replaces Volvo’s highly-successful original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the bestselling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally.

2017 85

Honda Motor Europe: 2/3 of European sales to feature electrified powertrains by 2025; “Electric Vision”

Green Car Congress

Speaking at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Honda Motor Europe’s President and COO, Katsushi Inoue outlined Honda’s commitment to an electric future in Europe, with a specific aim to have electrified powertrains in two-thirds of Honda cars sold in Europe by 2025.

2017 85

UMTRI: new-vehicle fuel economy in the US unchanged in February

Green Car Congress

The average fuel economy (window-sticker value) of new vehicles sold in the US in February was 25.1 mpg (9.36

2017 85

INFINITI/Renault Sport Project Black S hints at performance hybrid powertrain, inspired by Formula 1 ERS

Green Car Congress

At the Geneva Motor Show, INFINITI is unveiling the Project Black S concept, exploring the potential for a new INFINITI performance grade, featuring on-road technology inspired by Formula One.

2017 83

Danish Parker project developing universal definition for EV integration with electric grid for V2G services

Green Car Congress

Nissan, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, PSA Groupe, NUVVE, Frederiksberg Forsyning, Enel, Insero and DTU (Technical University of Denmark) Electrical Engineering (PowerLabDK) are partnering in the Danish project Parker to develop a universal definition for grid integration for electric vehicles.

2017 81

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid video drive review

Green Car Reports

It's been said that the only global carmaker Toyota is really worried about is Hyundai. This year, the legendary Prius hybrid—which celebrates its 20th anniversary—has some new competition. This is the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. It's a hybrid, but there are actually three models of the Ioniq.

2017 81

EDI completes integration of plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain into Freightliner platform

Green Car Congress

>Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI) has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into a new OEM platform, Freightliner. The newly available Freightliner M2 truck rounds out EDI’s portfolio of Class 3-6 zero-emissions utility vehicles with exportable power option.

2017 78

Porterville, CA orders ten 40' all-electric buses from GreenPower; option for 20 more

Green Car Congress

Canadaa-based GreenPower Motor Company has entered into a sales contract to supply 10 GreenPower EV350 40-foot zero-emission all-electric transit buses with the City of Porterville in California for deployment on all nine Porterville Transit routes.

2017 78

Chalmers team engineers synthetic enzymes for bio-production of fuel alternatives

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Chalmers University and their colleagues have engineered synthetic fatty acid synthases (FASs) that enable yeast to produce short/medium-chain fatty acids and methyl ketones for use in fuels and chemicals. A paper on their work is published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology.

2017 78

IU team creates efficient nanographene-Re electro- and photo-catalyst for efficient reduction of CO2 to CO

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington have synthesized a nanographene–Re (Rhenium) complex that functions as an efficient electrocatalyst and photocatalyst for the selective reduction of CO 2 to CO for subsequent conversion to fuels.

2017 78

Lexus LS 500h performance luxury hybrid makes its world premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show; Multi Stage Hybrid System

Green Car Congress

Lexus unveiled the 2018 Lexus LS 500h, the full hybrid version of its new flagship sedan, in Geneva. The model follows on the world premiere of the twin-turbo gas V6-powered LS 500 at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January.

2017 78

Renault unveils electric ZOE e-Sport Concept; 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds

Green Car Congress

Renault unveiled the ZOE e-Sport Concept at the Geneva Motor Show.

2017 78

Bentley introduces electric EXP 12 Speed 6e concept at Geneva; high-speed inductive charging for grand touring

Green Car Congress

Bentley Motors unveiled the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The role of the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept is to gauge public and customer feedback to shape Bentley’s future luxury strategy.

2017 78

Kia introduces Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid at Geneva

Green Car Congress

At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Kia Motors unveiled four new models. The new Kia Stinger fastback sports sedan makes its European premiere, alongside the all-new Kia Picanto city car, which makes its global debut.

2017 78

Audi unveils Q8 sport concept with 48V mild hybrid system (mHEV); drive system coming to “many” Audi models

Green Car Congress

At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi is presenting the Audi Q8 sport concept, a new performance-oriented take on the Q8 concept study introduced at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show. Equipped with a 3.0

2017 78

Hyundai Motor reveals next generation fuel cell concept at Geneva Motor Show; new SUV Fuel Cell model set for launch in 2018

Green Car Congress

Reaffirming its commitment to fuel cell vehicle development, Hyundai Motor unveiled its futuristic FE Fuel Cell Concept at the Geneva Motor Show 2017.

2017 78

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept performance hybrid leverages Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 hybrid technology

Green Car Congress

At the Geneva Motor Show, Daimler unveiled the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept as a preview of its third completely autonomously developed sports car, which also extends the AMG GT family to include a four-door variant.

2017 78

CalTech, Berkeley Lab team uses new high-throughput method to identify promising photoanodes for solar fuels

Green Car Congress

2017 78

AKASOL Li-ion battery modules achieve 50% extension in service life in endurance testing

Green Car Congress

Over the course of an eight-month endurance test, the Germany-based high-performance battery system provider AKASOL subjected its latest generation of Li-ion battery modules—AKAMODULE 46Ah and 53Ah—to a range of extreme conditions.

2017 78

Trump's EPA deletes 'science' from Science Office mission statement

Green Car Reports

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is emerging as one of the government entities most targeted by the new Trump Administration for change. In this case, if reports of the administration's draft budget proposal are accurate, change means wholesale elimination of staff, funding, and programs. Yesterday, however, an even more remarkable fact. Environmental emissions Politics EPA air pollution science Donald Trump

2017 73

Detroit Electric signs joint venture with China’s Far East Smarter Energy Group; $1.8B investment

Green Car Congress

Detroit Electric has signed a joint venture deal with Far East Smarter Energy Group of China, which has helped secure a total investment of $1.8 billion dollars for the development and production of a range of electric vehicles over the next three years. The joint venture will invest US$370 million into Detroit Electric’s European operations over the next four years.

2017 73

Another day, another positive electric-car adoption rate forecast

Green Car Reports

If only success could be guaranteed by positive predictions. While the fossil-fuel industry is notably skeptical of the long-term prospects of electric cars, a growing number of studies and forecasts predict the adoption rate will grow rapidly in the coming decades. Electric cars still face numerous challenges, but analyses from a variety of. sales New car sales plug-in cars

2017 71

New York state electric-car rebate program to launch this month

Green Car Reports

New York state has finally issued details on its effort to step up its efforts to promote electric cars. The Empire State is one of eight so-called "ZEV states" that have adopted California emissions standards. But New York does not mandate automakers to sell zero-emission vehicles within its borders, and currently does not offer purchase. New York government incentives plug-in cars transportation policy Incentives and Rebates

Five electric-car questions to worry about this year

Green Car Reports

It seems fair to say that the new presidential administration may have increased the generalized level of worry among many Americans, not to mention the rest of the world. Among the things to worry about are the future of incentives, infrastructure, and legislation encouraging the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, primarily electric cars. These. emissions Politics EPA plug-in cars charging infrastructure Fast Charging Donald Trump

2017 70

Volvo Cars selects Aerovironment for its first custom global EV charging station

Green Car Congress

AeroVironment announced its selection by Volvo Cars as the developer of Volvo Cars’ first custom global EV charging station. Incorporating customer design elements and branding specifically for Volvo Cars, this charging station can be conveniently wall mounted. It will enable drivers to charge their vehicles up to three times faster than is possible with a standard cordset. This is Volvo Cars’ third EV charging initiative, this time for a reliable global charging station.

2017 69

WHO attributes more than 1 in 4 deaths annually of children under 5 years to unhealthy environment

Green Car Congress

In 2015, 5.9 million children under age five died. The major causes of child deaths globally are pneumonia, prematurity, intrapartum-related complications, neonatal sepsis, congenital anomalies, diarrhea, injuries and malaria. Most of these diseases and conditions are at least partially caused by the environment, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports.

2017 69

Nissan Leaf leases can extend until all-new 2018 electric car late this year: BREAKING

Green Car Reports

More Nissan Leaf electric cars were sold in 2014 than in any model year before or since, fully 30,000 of them. That means a whole lot of three-year leases are coming due this year. Now Nissan is offering to extend those leases—and in the process, it's given us a little more information on the upcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf. DON'T MISS: 2018. Future Cars Leasing plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 69

China to replace 70,000 gasoline cabs with electric cars

Green Car Reports

China's latest effort to promote electric cars focuses on taxis in its capital city of Beijing. The country that is now the world's largest new-car market already offers generous purchase incentives for electric cars bought by individuals. Now the city also plans to replace its entire fleet of gasoline taxis with electric cars. DON'T MISS. emissions China taxi plug-in cars fleet

2017 69

Renault Zoe e-Sport Concept at Geneva highlights electric-car performance (live photos)

Green Car Reports

The Renault Zoe, a subcompact hatchback, has little in common with the Tesla Model S besides a battery-electric powertrain and five doors. But the maker of Europe's best-selling electric car seeks to underscore the idea that "electric cars can be fun and fast," perhaps hoping that some of Tesla's high-velocity image will rub off. At this week's. Geneva Motor Show Renault Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault Zoe

2017 69