Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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In Japan, Nissan Motor introduced its new series-hybrid drive system called e-POWER along with its application in the Note. The power from a high-output battery is delivered to the e-POWER’s compact powertrain comprising a gasoline engine, power generator, inverter, and a motor.

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Honda bringing CR-V hybrid to Europe; reveal at the Geneva Motor Show

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Honda will reveal the European production version of the all-new CR-V at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The company showed a CR-V hHybrid prototype for Europe at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017. The company first unveiled a CR-V hybrid at Auto Shanghai in 2017. Europe Hybrids

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Honda to unveil prototype of Gen 3 Insight hybrid at Detroit show; two-motor hybrid system

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The new Insight features the latest generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid system and will launch next summer as the newest electrified vehicle in the Honda lineup. It was the first Honda vehicle to utilize Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system.

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First public flight of Siemens 260kW electric motor; to be used in development of hybrid-electric aircraft

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Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kilograms, delivers a continuous output of about 260 kilowatts—five times more than comparable drive systems. Germany’s Aeronautics Research Program (LuFo) supported development of this motor.

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Toyota develops first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet for electric motors

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Toyota Motor Corporation has developed the world’s first neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet. Neodymium (Nd) magnets are used in various types of motors such as the high-output motors found in electrified vehicles. Materials Motors

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TM4 introduces new motor/generator for the commercial heavy-duty hybrid market: SUMO HP HV900

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As part of this new line, TM4 is launching the SUMO HP HV900, a new motor/generator and inverter combination for the commercial heavy-duty market. The SUMO HP HV900 is currently being used as part of the plug-in hybrid powertrain system being developed in a joint effort with Cummins that was announced in May. This new motor/generator will be shown at Busworld Kortrijk, taking place from 20-25 October 2017 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Heavy-duty Hybrids Motors

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Honda launches 2017 Accord Hybrid; 2nd generation two-motor hybrid powertrain

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Honda has launched the 2017 Accord Hybrid ( earlier post ) at its dealers in the US. Offering a significant powertrain upgrade from the previous Accord Hybrid, the 2017 model features the second-generation Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) two-motor hybrid powertrain.

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Toyota Motor Europe hybrid sales up 45% year-to-date; targeting 50% hybrid take-rate by 2020

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reported that sales of hybrids have increased 45% so far this year compared with the same period in 2015—which was already a record year. The company is tracking to sell close to 300,000 hybrids this year, said Karl Schlicht, Executive Vice President of TME. 31% of Toyota Motor Europe’s customers have opted for a hybrid powertrain in 2016; 41% in Western Europe alone. Europe Hybrids Sales

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Electric motor manufacturer YASA secures $21M growth funding, opens new Oxford production facility

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YASA, a manufacturer of axial-flux electric motors and controllers ( earlier post ), has raised £15 million (US$21 million) in growth funding. YASA’s innovative axial-flux electric motor design offers best-in-class power and torque densities and is suited to both hybrid and pure electric vehicle applications. The axial flux approach uses less materials such as copper, iron and permanent magnet than conventional motors, resulting in a significantly lower materials cost.

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Kia unveils upgraded Sportage with diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain

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In Germany, Kia Motors revealed the upgraded Kia Sportage, introducing a range of enhancements to the brand’s European and global best-seller. Kia is the first manufacturer to offer hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery-electric and 48-volt mild-hybrid technology across its full model line-up.

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Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show; no diesel CR-V model for Europe

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Honda released initial details on the CR-V Hybrid Prototype set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, previewing the brand’s first electrified SUV powertrain available in Europe. Europe Hybrids

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid PHEV minivan EPA-rated at 84 MPGe in electric-only mode; role of eFlite dual-motor/one-way clutch strategy

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Exceeding its initial program targets, the plug-in 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid ( earlier post ) has earned an electric-mode fuel economy rating of 84 miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The MSRP of the non-hybrid Pacifica minivan is $28,595.

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Volkswagen introduces new Coasting 2.0 micro hybrid system and new natural gas engine at Vienna Motor Symposium

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At the 38 th Vienna Motor Symposium Volkswagen is introducing a new, more fuel-efficient “Coasting - Engine off” micro hybrid system—which shuts off the engine completely—as well as a new, compact three-cylinder natural gas engine for the Polo.

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10th Generation Honda Accord launching this year with advanced new powertrain lineup; next-gen two-motor hybrid

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An all-new, even more refined Accord Hybrid will be powered by the next-generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid technology, which operates without the use of a conventional automatic transmission. Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

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Why two-motor hybrid systems are better than those with just one

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Six years ago, we wrote that a number of single-motor hybrid systems were about to enter the market. Through 2010, all the full-hybrid vehicles introduced by Ford and General Motors used systems designed around a pair of. Driving Plug-In HybridsThey represented a new approach to a technology pioneered in 1997, when the first-generation Toyota Prius was launched in Japan.

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

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Lexus unveiled the 2018 Lexus LS 500h, the full hybrid version of its new flagship sedan, in Geneva. The LS 500h is equipped with the new Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System, which provides enhanced responsiveness and linear acceleration, particularly when accelerating from a full stop.

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Volkswagen Truck & Bus and Hino Motors agree to enter into full strategic partnership

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Hino Motors, Ltd. The evaluation of technology cooperation will focus on conventional powertrains, hybrid and electric powertrains, as well as connectivity and autonomous driving systems. We are delighted to enter into the SCFA with Hino Motors as we are teaming up with one of the leading truck and bus companies, whose presence is especially strong in Asia. Hino Motors invented the company slogan ‘Trucks and Busses that do more’.

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Nissan introducing Rogue Hybrid model for 2017; one-motor, two-clutch system

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The newly announced 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid, the latest addition to the popular Rogue crossover lineup, offers a second powertrain choice for Rogue buyers for the 2017 model year in both FWD and AWD applications. Rogue Hybrid will join the lineup by the end of 2016. 2017 Rogue Hybrid.

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First unveiling of Kia Niro EV; global debut at Paris Motor Show in September

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The sporty and versatile Niro EV will make its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in September. Kia already offers the Niro in hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.

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Tsinghua team evaluates impact of types and arrangements of electric traction motors in fuel cell hybrid buses

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Researchers at Tsinghua University have compared the performance of two different powertrains for fuel cell hybrid buses. A significant difference between the two powertrains lies in the types and arrangements of the electrical motor. The two different hybrid powertrains.

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Toyota provides some details on Yaris Hybrid-R 420hp powertrain; three 45 kW motors

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The Yaris Hybrid-R features three 45 kW electric motors, one on each rear wheel and a third between the engine and transmission that operates as a generator. This third motor can act as an advanced traction control system. Engines Hybrids Motors

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Groupe PSA and Nidec form JV for automotive traction motors

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Groupe PSA and Nidec Corporation, through Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding, will form a joint venture in the field of electric traction motors. The JV will develop state of the art high-performance and competitive electric traction motor range for electrified vehicles—including mild-hybrid (MHEV), battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles—to meet the needs of Groupe PSA and other OEMs. Electric (Battery) Market Background Motors

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Honda develops new compact one-motor hybrid system; joins two-motor and three-motor systems in new hybrid systems lineup

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The three Honda SPORT HYBRID systems. Honda Motor Co., has developed a new lightweight and compact one-motor hybrid system optimized for small-sized vehicles: the Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive system. This new hybrid system will be the latest addition to the Earth Dreams Technology series of next-generation powertrain technology (replacing the current IMA hybrid system), and was previewed by Honda Motor Co. One-motor Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive.

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Infineon Technologies and SAIC Motor establish power module JV in China

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SAIC Motor Corporation Limited and Infineon Technologies AG established a joint venture to manufacture power modules for the developing electric vehicle market in China. SAIC Motor holds a stake of 51% of the JV and Infineon 49 percent, respectively. This includes the buoyant Chinese market which has become the largest and fastest growing market for hybrid and full electric vehicles in the world. China Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Power Electronics

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Honda progressing with transverse flux motor for hybrid powertrain

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Left: Structure of original TF motor. Right: new TF motor. -32% 32% is the relative reduction in axial length compared to a conventional motor. The original TF motor featured internal ring-shaped coils and new type of flux pat. TF motor prototype. Motors

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Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept at Paris Motor Show

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Mitsubishi unveiled the latest in a series of plug-in electric SUV concepts at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept is a large and fairly luxurious plug-in hybrid utility vehicle. Paris Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Paris Motor ShowAs with other recent concept from the Japanese automaker, though, it is unclear whether this one will translate into a future production model.

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Toyota Motor Europe hybrid sales up 38% in first quarter; 30% hybrid mix

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) reported a 38% increase in its Q1 2016 hybrid sales (Toyota and Lexus brands) versus the same period last year, representing 30% of total sales, compared to 24% for the full calendar year 2015. The Toyota brand hybrids accounted for 59,608 units (+43% year-on-year) for a hybrid mix of 27%; Lexus brand hybrids posted 12,141 units (+15% year-on-year), for a hybrid mix of 67%. Europe Hybrids Sales

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GKN Driveline begins testing All-Twinster plug-in hybrid AWD SUV research vehicle with eTwinsterX system

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Based on a Mercedes-AMG GLA 45, the one-off GKN Technology Demonstrator 2018 vehicle (GTD18), features mechanical and electric Twinster torque vectoring, a plug-in hybrid system, and completely re-engineered control systems.

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AK Steel receives $1.8M from DOE to develop next-generation electrical steels for hybrid and electric vehicle motors

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million from the US Department of Energy (DOE) under the Advanced Manufacturing Office’s Next Generation Electric Machines (NGEM) program to develop the next generation of advanced, non-oriented electrical steels (NOES) for motors used in a wide variety of industrial and automotive applications, including hybrid and electric vehicles. Applications include large and small motors, large and small transformers, generators, lighting ballasts and ignition coils.

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Mitsubishi Motors introducing 2 PHEV and 1 hybrid concept SUVs at Tokyo Motor Show

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil three world-premiere concept cars at the 43 rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013 at the end of this month: two plug-in hybrid (PHEV) concepts, and one mild-hybrid concept.

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Via Motors, Geely to co-develop medium-duty extended-range electric truck for China and Americas

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VIA Motors International is partnering with China-based Zhejiang Geely New Energy Vehicle Co. VIA Motors develops and markets extended-range electric (eREV) and all-electric (EV) powertrain systems for most vehicle classes from light-duty through Class 8. Geely selected VIA Motors due to the company’s advanced commercial vehicle software and control systems technology, specifically developed to meet the demanding duty cycle and performance requirements of commercial vehicles.

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Kia Motors Mexico announces first hybrid model for local market

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Kia Motors Mexico celebrated its first anniversary in the country with the announcement of the arrival of Kia Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) to the Mexican market at the end of the current year. With the introduction of Niro, Kia Motors will offer its first hybrid vehicle in Mexico and will strengthen its product lineup in the country. Kia Motors Mexico expects to sell 45,000 units in 2016, which means that the automaker could reach local market share of over 3%.

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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid PHEV debuts; third new Porsche hybrid powertrain since 2017

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The newly introduced 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid makes significant advancements over both the standard Cayenne and the preceding Cayenne S E-Hybrid ( earlier post ) it replaces, including more power, quicker acceleration, a faster top speed, and increased electric-only range.

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Subaru shows VIZIV-2 diesel plug-in hybrid concept; independent rear-motor driven Symmetrical AWD

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Subaru returned to the Geneva Motor Show with the VIZIV-2 plug-in hybrid concept. The automaker unveiled the first version of the VIZIV concept at the 2013 Geneva show ( earlier post ), followed by the VIZIV Evolution Concept at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Diesel Hybrids Plug-in

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Ford Motor replaces CEO Fields

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Ford Motor Company has appointed Jim Hackett as Ford Motor Company president and CEO, replacing Mark Fields, who is retiring, effective immediately. Ford’s US hybrid and electric vehicle lineup—unchanged since 2013—has seen its sales volumes decline 10% from 2014-2016 to a combined 77,511 units in 2016 (with only 872 BEVs). In addition, Farley will oversee Lincoln Motor Company and global Marketing Sales & Service.

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Siemens develops new low-weight, high-power electric motor for aircraft; enabling larger hybrid aircraft

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Siemens researchers have developed a new electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kilograms (110 lbs), delivers a continuous output of about 260 kW—five times more than comparable drive systems. The motor was specially designed for use in aircraft. Motor and propellor.

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

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The motor, power electronics, and transmission form one compact unit that directly drives the car’s axle. The components are very flexible, which means the e-axle can be installed in hybrids and electric cars, compact cars, SUVs, and even light trucks.

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Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. The 2018 Hybrid and Plug-in will be produced in Asan, Korea, with Hybrid availability in the first quarter of 2018 and Plug-in availability in the second quarter of 2018.

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The Greenius Plan For General Motors

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I’m afraid the time has come to pull the plug on GM’s life support so we can plug into a whole new kind of Motors much better than General. I’m talking about electric motors. Retool all the GM factories to make plug-in hybrids and plug-in electric cars and trucks.

Via Motors to collaborate with Chinese maker Geely on electric trucks

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China Plug-In Hybrids Bob Lutz plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Via MotorsElectric trucks are getting more attention now than they did eight years ago, as the world prepared for the launch of the first modern electric cars to be sold in volume. The Tesla Semi tends to draw enormous amounts of attention, while less glamorous fleet buyers are ever more favorable toward plug-in electric trucks for known urban routes within.

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