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

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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.

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

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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.

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Geneva Motor Show 2017: Live

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Welcome to the live feed for the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Now in its 87th year, the automotive world has been abuzz for the

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

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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

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

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>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.

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GM and Honda announce executive leadership and board of directors for Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC

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General Motors and Honda announced the executive structure for their recently established joint venture company, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC (FCSM). Suheb Haq of GM will serve as the first president of FCSM, and Tomomi Kosaka of Honda will be the new company’s vice president. Haq and Kosaka will be responsible for operations, overseeing the start-up of the JV and ongoing manufacturing operations. GM and Honda plan to rotate the positions of president and vice president every two years.

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

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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.

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Northvolt: $4 billion electric-car battery plant planned for Sweden by former Tesla execs

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Tesla is currently ramping up lithium-ion battery cell production at its U.S. Gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada. But the automaker has discussed plans for at least one additional Gigafactory, presumably to meet demand for battery cells related to large-scale electric-car production outside the U.S. While Tesla continues to mull that second battery. Europe Batteries lithium-ion battery pack Sweden plug-in cars Startups

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid video drive review

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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.

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

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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.

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Chevy Bolt EV: 800-mile trip in 238-mile electric car shows challenges remain

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With about twice the range of any non-Tesla electric car, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has generated a great deal of excitement and won numerous awards over the last year. In combination with a nascent DC fast-charging infrastructure, it offers the possibility of much longer road trips powered solely by grid electricity. One early Bolt EV owner is.

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INRIX analysis identifies top 10 US cities for highly autonomous vehicles; prioritizing corridors for deployment

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INRIX, a leading global connected car services and transportation analytics company, has created a scalable and customizable scoring system to prioritize corridors for the deployment of highly autonomous vehicles (HAVs). Leveraging aggregated INRIX trip data from millions of connected cars, parking availability and restrictions, and US Census demographic data, INRIX created a scalable and customizable scoring system to analyze and visualize priority corridors for HAV deployment.

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

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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

Falken’s new ECORUN A-A tire helps extend range and efficiency of hybrid vehicles; Toyota first partner

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Falken Tire Europe, the European affiliate of the Japanese tire manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber and the sixth largest tire manufacturer worldwide, has launched a new summer tire with optimized rolling resistance. The new addition is a first for FALKEN’s product portfolio. The new ECORUN A-A offers fuel-saving design features and impressive braking distance in wet conditions; in the label, the first A stands for the top fuel efficiency class, while the other A is for wet grip.

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

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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.

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China to replace 70,000 gasoline cabs with electric cars

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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

ConMet and Protean Electric partner to develop electric in-wheel drive system for the commercial vehicle market

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Consolidated Metco, a leading global supplier of components to the commercial vehicle market, and Protean Electric, the manufacturer of ProteanDRIVE in-wheel motors, are partnering to develop an electric in-wheel drive system to provide hybrid-electric solutions for the medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle markets. The ConMet/Protean in-wheel electric drive system is intended to deliver a robust and efficient hybrid propulsion system designed for commercial trucks, tractors, and trailers.

Volvo's next plug-in hybrids: 3-cylinder engine, smaller cars

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Volvo currently offers plug-in hybrid powertrains in its top models—the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan, and V90. As the Swedish automaker redesigns its lower-level models, it will add plug-in hybrid options to them as well. But whereas the current T8 "Twin Engine" powertrain uses a 4-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, other models will use a. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars 3-cylinder engines

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Tesla exec turnover soars as Model 3 pressure builds

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Tesla says it will put its mass-priced Model 3 electric car into production by July, and ramp up production extremely quickly from there. CEO Elon Musk hopes to be building 5,000 cars each week by the end of the year; he previously set a goal of producing 500,000 cars across all model lines by the end of 2018. The Model 3 is the vital linchpin of. management Tesla Motors Executives plug-in cars Tesla Model 3

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

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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

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Lucid Air luxury electric car: Bloomberg gets brief ride

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When it comes to luxury electric-car startups, hype is the name of the game. Lucid Motors unveiled its Air luxury sedan in December, promising a range of up to 400 miles, power of 1,000 horsepower, and cutting-edge technology. But very few people outside the company have gotten more than a glimpse at what, on paper, looks like a Tesla-rivaling. plug-in cars Startups Atieva Lucid Motors

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GM delivers 246,730 vehicles in China in Feb; SUVs maintain growth momentum

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General Motors and its joint ventures delivered 246,730 vehicles in February, an increase of 0.4% on an annual basis. SUVs, along with MPVs, accounted for nearly 50% of GM’s deliveries in February. Cadillac and Baojun set February delivery records. Led by the XT5 SUV, Cadillac kept up its momentum with double-digit growth for the twelfth consecutive month. Sales of the Baojun 510 SUV exceeded 6,000 units following its launch on 20 February and contributed to the Baojun brand’s record deliveries.

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

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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.

Honda: hybrids, plug-ins, fuel cells to be two-thirds of Europe sales by 2025

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Honda's green-car strategy for the next decade or so appears to be coming into greater focus. In place of its previous mild hybrids, the Japanese automaker is planning to produce much higher volumes of its two-motor hybrid powertrain, as seen first in the Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan. It also launched the Clarity Fuel Cell sedan last year, and. Europe Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars

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Second-gen Nissan Leaf, electric-car questions, fast-charging issues: Today's Car News

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Today, the second-generation Nissan Leaf is slated to debut in September, five electric-car questions to worry about this year, and electric-car fast-charging presents challenges to drivers. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The second-generation Nissan Leaf will make its world debut in September, and Nissan will let some current Leaf. Today in Car News

Hyundai FE Fuel Cell Concept previews hydrogen-powered SUV coming in 2018

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The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was actually the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle offered to U.S. drivers in recent years. The 2016 Toyota Mirai that followed it has now outsold Hyundai's hydrogen-powered SUV, but it's been known for a couple of years that the Korean maker will replace that model. At this week's Geneva auto show, the company unveiled. Geneva Motor Show hydrogen Future Cars Geneva Auto Show hydrogen fuel cell

Biomass-to-sugar company Comet Biorefining completes new round of equity financing

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Comet Biorefining, an industry leader in the production of high-purity cellulosic dextrose, has completed a round of equity financing led by new investor PM Equity Partner. Current investor Sofinnova Partners and new investor Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) also participated in the financing. Terms of the financing were not disclosed. Comet’s industrial technology converts agricultural residues into high-purity dextrose for the production of sustainable biochemicals.

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Looking at Lexus multi-stage hybrid system in new LS sedan, LC coupe

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The Lexus LS 500h luxury sedan that debuts this week at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show will use the same "Multi Stage Hybrid System" as the LC 500h coupe. It's a somewhat different—and arguably more complex—setup than the powertrain of the LS 600h, the previous-generation hybrid version of Lexus' flagship sedan. The LS 600h used a. Geneva Motor Show Geneva Auto Show

Future electric cars, GM diesel hopes, 80-mile Honda EV, Tesla Model 3 prices (maybe): The Week in Reverse

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What innovation did a 94-year-old battery legend discuss last week? Why should green-car buyers even consider purchasing a new diesel vehicle? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, March 3, 2017. Friday, recent financial data from Tesla Motors prompted us to ask. The Week In Reverse

Another day, another positive electric-car adoption rate forecast

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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

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$8 billion cost to make Tesla Superchargers as common as gas stations: analyst

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Tesla is the world's only automaker to build and operate its own large-scale network of public charging stations. This year, the Silicon Valley automaker hopes to double the number of Supercharger DC fast-charging sites, to make it more convenient for U.S. Tesla owners to undertake longer road trips. With 373 sites in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Fast Charging Tesla Supercharger Tesla Model 3

Five electric-car questions to worry about this year

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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

EPA to reopen 2022-2025 auto-emission rule decision: report

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It looks like lobbying pays off, at least in the case of EPA emission rules. According to numerous recent reports, the EPA is expected to reopen the commenting period for vehicle-emission rules it finalized in January, more than a year ahead of schedule. Automaker CEOs and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers had asked President Donald Trump. emissions Politics EPA CAFE regulation Corporate Average Fuel Economy Donald Trump

Audi A5 is third model to run on natural gas, for Europe only

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New natural-gas passenger cars from major carmakers have disappeared from the U.S. Natural-gas options are available for large pickup trucks and vans but only exist for cars through aftermarket conversions offered by specialty firms. In Europe, though, the German luxury maker Audi remains committed to natural-gas powertrains. DON'T MISS: Renault. Geneva Motor Show natural gas CNG Geneva Auto Show alternative fuel vehicles

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