Kia introducing its first FWD 8-speed automatic

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Kia Motors has revealed some details of its advanced new eight-speed automatic transmission (8AT), engineered for use in front-wheel drive vehicles.

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Kia reveals fuel cell car commitment

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South Korean carmaker Kia has not given up on fuel cell vehicles – declaring that they are firmly a part of its plans over the next few years. The company issued a Press release outlining its commitment to green cars and battling rising oil prices over the last 25 years: stating how it has been [.]. Fuel Cells Green cars Hydrogen cars Kia Latest news fuel cell cars green cars hydrogen cars Kia Borrego Kia Ray EV

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Kia upgraded 2018 Sportage features new 1.6L diesel, 2.0L diesel 48V mild-hybrid technology

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Kia Motors’ upgraded 2018 Kia Sportage ( earlier post ), the brand’s global best-selling vehicle, offers a 2.0-liter diesel engine now available with Kia’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, and—in certain markets—48-volt mild-hybrid power ( earlier post ).

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More details on the coming new Kia Optima hybrid and plug-in hybrid

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Kia Motors has provided a few more details on the new hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains planned for the all-new Optima, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to broaden its global range of low-emission vehicles. A new addition to the Kia model line-up, the Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) will be Kia’s first plug-in hybrid for global markets when it goes on sale in the second half of 2016, offering increased battery capacity and pure electric range.

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Kia introduces 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-in Hybrid at Chicago

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Kia unveiled three major hybrid offerings at the Chicago Auto Show: the 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle; the new Optima Hybrid; and the new Optima Plug-in Hybrid. Consequently, deceleration feels more consistent and linear than other hybrids, according to Kia.

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Kia unveils Optima Hybrid sedan at LA Auto Show

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Kia Optima Hybrid. Kia Motors Corporation premiered the hybrid version of its new Optima sedan ( earlier post ) at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Created primarily with the US market in mind, the Kia-developed powertrain delivers an estimated combined cycle fuel economy is 38 mpg US (6.2 Arriving in Kia dealer showrooms early next year, the 2011 Optima Hybrid is the brand’s first hybrid for North America and uses a full parallel hybrid system to deliver a 40.7%

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EcoDynamics Kia Models Cut CO2 As Low As 94 g/km

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To showcase its EcoDynamics range of fuel-saving vehicles, Kia Motors displayed three new low CO 2 models at the Paris Motor Show. Kia POP EV concept. Kia Motors also premiered its electric POP concept car at the show.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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Nevertheless, technical executives and engineers from Korea and from the Hyundai-Kia America technical center in the US were on hand to provide market and technical background. Hyundai is on its second-generation of Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima hybrids.

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ALABC showcased three 48V hybrid demonstrators at AABC featuring advanced lead-carbon batteries

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The cars, two of which were produced in association with major OEMs (Ford and Hyundai/Kia), exhibit substantial environmental and fuel-efficient benefits through low-cost hybridization. The 48V Kia Optima T-Hybrid. Ulf Stenzel, Lead Engineer New Battery Technologies – Hybrid & Electric Powertrain Systems at AVL Schrick, provided an overview of the battery and powertrain technology used in the 48V Kia mild-hybrid system and a brief summary of the achieved results.

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ALABC: 48V mild hybrids can meet emission targets with CO2 reductions of 15-20%

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Current mild-hybrid vehicle projects, in partnership with Ford and Hyundai/Kia, that utilize advanced 48V lead-carbon batteries, can reduce CO 2 emissions by 15-20%, according to the latest data from the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC), presented at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (25-28 January, Mainz). This engine downsizing means less fuel usage and subsequently lower CO 2 emissions compared to the base vehicle—including a 16% reduction in the Kia Optima.

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Hyundai begins rollout of Ioniq Hybrid, PHEV and EV; most efficient non-plug vehicle, most efficient EV in US; powertrain discussion

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Nevertheless, technical executives and engineers from Korea and from the Hyundai-Kia America technical center in the US were on hand to provide market and technical background. Hyundai is on its second-generation of Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima hybrids.

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China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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The hundreds of thousands of new cars being added every year to roads in China could further damage already shaky air quality if they are oil-based vehicles. | ?? |

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President Obama announces 54.5 mpge, 163 gCO2/mile target for MY2025 light-duty vehicles; California on board

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Additionally, these programs reduce oil consumption by a total of some 12 billion barrels, and by 2025 reduce oil consumption by 2.2 Driving Efficiency: Cutting Costs for Families at the Pump and Slashing Dependence on Oil. Light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards, 1978-2025.

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ICCT: ongoing cost reductions in full- and mild-hybrid systems could bring them into consumer mainstream by 2025

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Nissan, Hyundai/Kia, VW/Audi/Porsche, BMW, Subaru, and Mercedes all recently introduced variants of a single-motor, twin-clutch hybrid system (P2). Although this minimizes the amount of redesign required, it requires a separate case, cooling system, oiling system, and clutch for the motor.

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VM Motori Awards CGI Block and Bedplate Contracts for New 3.0L Diesel to Tupy

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The vacuum pump is incorporated into one of the camshafts for greater efficiency and the oil pump is a rotary vane type. Independent engine manufacturer VM Motori SpA of Italy has awarded.

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2018 VW Tiguan and new 2.0 TSI B-cycle engine gives VW a strong offering in compact SUV segment

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The EA888 Gen3B retains many key features of its predecessors, from chain-driven double overhead camshafts to the twin balance shafts that not only counteract second-order internal forces but provide oil scavenging and crankcase breathing pathways.

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EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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The majority of the carbon and oil savings from current vehicles is due to new gasoline vehicle technologies, the report observed. EPA released the latest edition of its annual report on trends in CO 2 emissions, fuel economy and powertrain technology for new personal vehicles in the US.

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Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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More mainstream models will come from Kia, Mahindra, Škoda, and Volkswagen. The ICE is also likely to get efficiency improvements from electric oil and water pumps.

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Hyundai Unveils Its First Production Gasoline Direct Injection Engine

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Theta II GDI, its first Gasoline Direct Injection engine before an audience of engineers attending the Ninth Annual Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference in Korea. The 2.4 Theta II GDI. Click to enlarge. Hyundai Motor Company unveiled the 2.4

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Germany Launches H2 Mobility Initiative to Expand Infrastructure for Refueling Hydrogen Vehicles

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Noting the importance of a hydrogen infrastructure with sufficient density, the automakers—Daimler, Ford, GM/Opel, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Renault Nissan Alliance, and Toyota—in that LoU strongly supported building up a hydrogen infrastructure in Europe, with Germany as regional starting point, among other global starting points. Today, after more than 100 years of combustion engines and the dominance of oil, we are facing a new technological era in the transport sector.

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Major study concludes achieving EU 2050 transport decarbonization goals will require portfolio of advanced powertrains; fuel cells, battery-electric and plug-in hybrids

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Car manufacturers: BMW AG, Daimler AG, Ford, General Motors LLC, Honda R&D, Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Nissan, Renault, Toyota Motor Corporation, Volkswagen.

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