Kia and Hyundai to introduce solar roof charging on selected vehicles: HEV, BEV and ICE

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Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor plan to introduce solar roof charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. This power is converted and stored in the battery, or utilized to decrease load on the vehicle’s alternating current (AC) generator, thereby increasing vehicle range.

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Kia unveils Soul-based e-AWD Trail’ster Concept; through-the-road hybrid

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Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the Trail’ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. This technology is designed for easy, lightweight packaging, with the compact battery pack stored under the cargo floor.

2015 108

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.

2016 78

Plug-Ins vs Fuel Cells, Tesla Franchised Dealers, Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid: Today's Car News

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See why plug-in hybrids are the best competitors to hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, learn about plans for Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima plug-in hybrids next year, and see why Tesla Motors may augment its company-owned stores with franchised dealers. We''ve got lots of plug-in-car news today.

2014 79

Hyundai Motor Group introduces industry-first smartphone-based EV performance control technology; blockchain

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In the process of uploading and sharing custom settings, the system encrypts major performance parameters in a blockchain network by creating new data blocks and stores them in the distributed data storage system to block unauthorized manipulation.

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2016 Optima midsize sedan gains new 1.6L engine

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Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the re-designed Optima midsize sedan at the New York International Auto Show. Kia’s connectivity system, UVO, comes standard with four additional eServices not previously available on Optima: Geo-fencing; Speed Alert; Curfew Alert; and Driving Score.

2015 98

Hybrid SUV Future? Beyond 2011

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By storing energy used during braking, it provides an efficient, luxurious ride, but can also haul almost three tons and comes in 2WD or 4WD. With several mediocre models already in production, Kia has quietly perfected the Ray, its big weapon in the hybrid slug fest.

2011 52

SUV & Green Advertising Trends 01/09

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In case you’re wondering, rounding out the top 5 most advertised SUVs were the KIA Borrego, Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Highlander, and Ford Flex.

2009 52

Nissan leads with transfer of California ZEV credits out for year ending 30 Sep 2014

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it is the “currency” in which credits are stored in and does not represent actual values of g/mi NMOG. IVMs in 2013 were BMW, Hyundai, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Subaru and Volkswagen. Nissan led with California ZEV credit transfers out during the last report period.

2014 101

LG Chem and Eguana partner on Li-ion residential energy storage system for North America

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The AC Battery can be used to store electricity from solar and use it during evening hours, or can be used by fleet aggregators to provide utility grid management services including voltage control, frequency regulation, demand response and load balancing. LG Chem supplies the Li-ion cells for a number of automotive applications, with customers including Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai, Renault, Audi, Chevrolet, Kia, Daimler and GM.

Bosch Passes 1M Mark for Start-Stop Systems

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Bosch start-stop technology already features in models made by BMW and Mini, Fiat, Kia, and Volkswagen, among others. This ensures that the engine is only stopped if the battery has stored enough energy to start the engine again quickly.

2009 85

Bosch reaches one million Start-Stop systems on the road

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Cars made by BMW and Mini, Fiat, Kia, and Volkswagen, among others use the Bosch system to boost the fuel efficiency of their cars. This ensures that the engine is only stopped if the battery has stored enough energy to start the engine again quickly. A stop-start system made by Bosch, has reached a landmark one million fitted to new cars.