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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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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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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Geneva Motor Show: Green Car Preview

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The 2016 Geneva Motor Show is right around the corner, and a number of electric cars, hybrids, and other green models are set to debut there. Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto ShowAs with any auto show, there will be a mix of concept cars and more down-to-earth production models. This being a European show, there will also be a few green-car debuts that fall under the category of.

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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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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

AVID Technology and GKN Hybrid Power strike deal to develop EVO motor for hybrid and electric vehicle industry

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UK-based automotive cleantech firm AVID Technology Limited has signed a deal with GKN Hybrid Power to develop and manufacture electric motors for the automotive industry. As part of the license agreement, AVID will take over the development, manufacture and sale of EVO axial flux motors. The arrangement will also see AVID develop the high power density EVO technology further, which will deliver new variants of the motor and additional applications.

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

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At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Kia Motors unveiled four new models. Advanced powertrain technology features in two other new Kia models on show for the first time—Niro Plug-in Hybrid crossover and Optima Sportswagon Plug-in Hybrid.

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Daido Steel & Honda develop neodymium magnet free of heavy rare earth elements; Honda Freed hybrid first to adopt resulting new motor

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and Honda Motor Co., have developed a practical hot deformed neodymium magnet containing no heavy rare earth elements (REE) that still delivers the high heat resistance properties and high magnetic performance required for the use in the driving motor of a hybrid vehicle.

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Ford plans 300-mile electric SUV, hybrid F-150 and Mustang, more U.S. production: BREAKING

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Ford released plans today for its future portfolio of electified vehicles, including an all-electric SUV with 300 miles of range Perhaps more remarkable, it will offer hybrid versions of both the F-150 pickup truck—previously discussed for 2019 or so—and the Mustang sport coupe. It will also build a plug-in hybrid version of its. Ford Motor Company Plug-In Hybrids Mustang mexico F-150

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Citroen Compressed-Air Hybrid For Paris Motor Show: Cactus Airflow 2L Concept

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A hybrid system, broadly defined, is any two power sources that combine to provide torque to drive a car''s wheels. While most are hybrid-electric--a combustion engine plus one or two electric motors powered by a battery pack--other types exist as well. France''s PSA Peugeot Citroën is experimenting with compressed-air hybrids, and at the

LG Chem Adds Chinese Great Wall Motors Plug-In Hybrids To Its Battery Clients

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The latest to join the roster that includes Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, Renault, Smart, Volkswagen, and Volvo is the Chinese carmaker known as Great Wall Motors. China Batteries lithium-ion Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars lg-chem Great Wall MotorSouth Korean battery maker LG Chem continues to be on a roll, signing up automakers left and right that plan to use its lithium-ion cells in new electric cars.

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

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DON'T MISS: Plug-in hybrid problem: buyers don't understand them at all We've stopped counting. 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.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Official Auto Show Debut At Frankfurt Motor Show

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It was actually introduced to the world last week, but the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid made its official auto-show debut yesterday at the huge Frankfurt Motor Show. And while hybrids remain a tiny share of. Green EU Europe Toyota Auris Hybrid Toyota Yaris Hybrid regulationA large crowd of journalists from around the world crowded around the covered car, eager to see in person what so far they'd only seen in photos.

Volvo Trucks testing long-haul hybrid powertrain in Concept Truck

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With the Volvo Concept Truck, Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid vehicle designed for long-haul applications. Volvo Trucks estimates that in long haul operation, the hybrid powertrain will allow the combustion engine to be shut off for up to 30% of the driving time.

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Volvo to reveal plug-in hybrid at Geneva Motor Show

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As the Geneva Motor Show 2011 inches ever closer, another auto manufacturer has announced a significant unveiling at the event. Volvo has revealed that it will introduce the V60 diesel plug-in hybrid at the showcase, a car that is almost production ready and manages to produce carbon dioxide emissions below 50g/km. Green cars Latest news Volvo Geneva Motor Show 2011 plug-in hybrid cars plug-in hybrid electric cars Volvo plug-in hybrid Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid

Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included

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Two years ago, the launch of the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid produced the first ostensible large luxury plug-in sedan competitor to the Tesla Model S electric car. The Porsche is a plug-in hybrid, with an electric range of 15 or 16 miles; the Tesla is all-electric, with ranges of 208 to 275 miles. DON'T MISS: 2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: Gas. Green Mercedes Plug-In Hybrids Tesla Motors plug-in cars

IAV 8-speed hybrid dual-clutch tranmission can reduce fuel consumption 18% over 6DCT

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IAV has developed a high-power, high-torque eight-speed hybrid dual-clutch transmission (8H-DCT) that is capable of reducing fuel consumption by up to 18% in the NEDC over a conventional six-speed dual-clutch transmission (6DCT) due to its high number of speeds and integrated hybrid functionality.

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Green Cars At Shanghai Motor Show: Plug-In Hybrids Aplenty

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Plug-In Hybrids Shanghai Auto Show plug-in cars China''s status as the largest new-car market in the world means the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show is now as important for car shoppers outside the country as it is for those within. While there are still plenty of bizarre homegrown creations, the Shanghai show floor is also full of concept and production cars from global automakers. Those vehicles hint.

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Cobham, Jaguar Land Rover and Ricardo partnering to develop switched reluctance traction motor

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Cobham Technical Services is collaborating with Jaguar Land-Rover (JLR) and engineering consultancy Ricardo UK to develop a switched reluctance traction motor. Since switched reluctance motors (SRM) do not use permanent magnets, they could provide an ideal replacement technology.

GAC Motor officially releases all-electric SUV GE3 into the Chinese market

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China-based GAC Motor has introduced its all-electric GE3 SUV into the Chinese market; the GE3 made its international debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January. —Yu Jun, president of GAC Motor.

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Honda's Electric Four-Motor CR-Z Prototype: We Drive It

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The idea of the four-motor electric car has been around since the start of the 20th century. One of Ferdinand Porsche's first ideas, in fact, was the Lohner-Porsche that debuted at the 1900 Paris World Fair, with a hub motor in each front wheel. Toss four electric motors in a car and you could have plenty of power, four-wheel drive, and individual. plug-in cars Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Valeo introduces new 48V e4Sport hybrid system; all-wheel drive

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At the Paris Motor Show, Valeo introduced another 48V hybrid system, the 48V e4Sport. 48V Hybrids

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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.

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

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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. Europe Geneva Motor Show Plug-In Hybrids Geneva Auto Show plug-in carsHonda's green-car strategy for the next decade or so appears to be coming into greater focus.

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Hybrid Concept Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

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Today, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, we now have our first solid look at the automaker’s progress--in the form of the stunning Q80 Inspiration concept. Infiniti has made little secret of its desire to launch a new flagship that would finally fill the void left by the departure of its largest sedan, the Q45. Not that long ago, it appeared

GE previews new high-efficiency traction motor for hybrid and electric vehicle applications

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The new prototype motor. The permanent-magnet motor uses a concentrated (solenoidal) winding, and is extremely compact, with a stator diameter of approximately 23.4 Power density is about twice that of today’s motors, according to GE. Motorsby Jack Rosebro.

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New hybrid electric ferry launches in Taiwan with Visedo electric propulsion system

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The Taiwanese harbor city of Kaohsiung has launched a new hybrid electric ferry. It heralds Asia’s first hybrid electric ferry and, if successful, the Kaohsiung City Government plans to retrofit the rest of its diesel fleet to help reduce pollution levels around Taiwan’s largest harbor.

Hybrid and electric cars account for 7.5% of Kia 1H 2017 Europe sales, up from 1% in 2016

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Kia Motors posted its best six-month sales period in Europe, with half-year sales surpassing 250,000 for the first time in the company’s history. Hybrid and electric vehicles accounted for 7.5% of European sales so far this year, up from just one per cent in the first six months of 2016, according to Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe. The Niro was joined by the new Optima Plug-in Hybrid sedan (428 units) and Soul EV (2,272 units).

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Volvo Cars to introduce 3-cylinder FWD PHEV in 2018, BEVs & 48V mild hybrid in 2019; Modular Electrification Platform

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Volvo Cars will introduce a front-wheel drive (FWD), 3-cylinder engine variant of its Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system in 2018, followed by its first production battery-electric vehicles and a new 48V mild hybrid system in 2019, according to Mats Anderson, Senior Director of Electric Propulsion Systems. Anderson was speaking at the SAE 2017 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium in San Diego. 48V Batteries Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Revealed At Paris Motor Show

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Pity poor Mitsubishi, whose Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has been on sale in Europe and Asia for almost two years. But the plug-in hybrid SUV''s U.S. Now we can get a glimpse of what the revised plug-in hybrid 2016 Outlander will look like, courtesy of a debut has been delayed several times, and now is set for the fall of 2015, likely as a 2016 model.

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Electric car revolution boosts traction motors

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There are many knock-on effects of the automotive market turning to electrification – and one of them is the boost it will offer to the traction motor industry (traction motor, pictured). According to a report by Frost & Sullivan, entitled Strategic Analysis of Electric Motor Technologies for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in Europe, the European [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric cars electric vehicles green cars hybrid vehicles traction motors

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

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2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE. Peak horsepower is estimated at 206 at 6,600 rpm (176 horsepower at 5,700 rpm in the hybrid configuration) with torque estimated at 186 lb-ft (252 N·m) at 5,000 rpm (163 lb-ft (221 N·m) at 3,600-5,200 rpm for the hybrid).

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GKN supplying eAxle to plug-in hybrid Volvo S90

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GKN Driveline, which works as a development partner on all-wheel drive and plug-in hybrid systems for Volvo Cars, is producing an eAxle system for the new Volvo S90 plug-in hybrid. The technology first launched on the new Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV.

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Schaeffler presents high-performance 48V concept mild hybrid vehicle at Aachen

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The 48V mild hybrid, based on an Audi TT, features an electric rear axle equipped with a 20 kW motor complementing the internal combustion engine which drives the front axle (P4 architecture). 48V Hybrids

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XL Hybrids awarded DOE Small Business Vouchers Pilot; testing of first diesel/XL3 combo at Argonne

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XL Hybrids, Inc. Testing validation and analysis of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for Reach walk-in commercial vans will be performed at Argonne National Laboratory. Hybrid system weight is 385 lbs / 175 kg.). XL3 hybrid electric drive system for diesel.

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Samsung SDI to supply cylindrical Li-ion batteries to JAC Motors for new EV; 50 million 18650 cells next year

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Additionally, JAC Motors signed an MOU with Samsung SDI for the supply of 50 million battery cells next year alone. The Samsung SDI 18650 battery to be provided to JAC Motors features a high energy capacity of around 3,000 mAh. JAC Motors iEV6S.

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Hybrid Kinetic electric luxury car, with turbine range extender, to be built in China

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But Hybrid Kinetic likely predates most of them. Started by the founder of Chinese automaker Brilliance, the company made headlines in 2010, when it announced plans to build hybrid. China Geneva Motor Show Pininfarina Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Hybrid Kinetic StartupsSeveral Chinese or Chinese-backed automotive startups are currently trying to replicate the success of Tesla by designing and selling their own luxury electric cars.

DeltaWing partners with DHX Electric Machines; ultra high-torque motors for automotive applications

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DHX traction motor technology is based on proprietary direct-winding heat exchange cooling technology that is able to remove motor heat at the source—the stator windings. From another view, the DHX motor is 4 times smaller than a standard motor of the same power, the company says.