Porsche presents 3D-printing technology for bucket seats

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Porsche has presented an innovative alternative to conventional bucket seat upholstery with the concept study “3D-printed bodyform full-bucket seat”.

2020 113

Lexus presents LF-30 Electrified concept

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Lexus unveiled its “Lexus Electrified” vision for an upcoming generation of electrified vehicles. Headlining this was the debut of the Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept, which made its world premiere at the 46 th Tokyo Motor Show 2019.

2019 85

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ZF presents new electric 2-speed drive for passenger cars

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ZF has introduced a new 2-speed electric drive for passenger cars that integrates an advanced electric motor with a shift element and appropriate power electronics. The improvement in energy conversion efficiency compared to previous e-drives extends the driving range for each battery charge.

2019 153

DEUTZ presents all-electric 360V drive system for off-highway sector; hydrogen engine

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DEUTZ presented its latest developments in the field of sustainable off-highway drive systems at CONEXPO in Las Vegas. DEUTZ presented the all-electric JLG telescopic handler concept G5-18A, which was developed in collaboration with JLG.

2020 125

Solaris to present new generation hydrogen bus

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Solaris Bus & Coach has announced the Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen, a new generation hydrogen fuel cell bus. The official premiere of the vehicle is slated for 2019.

2018 123

Christmas Presents

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Santa was good to me this year. I received a Link-10 battery monitor from my parents. I don't think they understand what it does and why it costs so much, but okay, they got it for me anyway. The items on the right came from Belktronix. The wires on the upper left are the Link-10 voltage prescaler.

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Vitesco Technologies presents cost-effective dedicated hybrid transmission for PHEVs

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Vitesco Technologies, the Powertrain business area of Continental, presented at the CTI Symposium in Berlin (9-12 December 2019) a cost-effective and compact dedicated hybrid transmission solution with integrated electric machines, designed for use in applications such as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).

2019 95

technotrans presenting e-battery coolers at Busworld Europe

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technotrans SE will be presenting their e-battery battery coolers at this year’s Busworld Europe in Brussels from 18 to 23 October. In addition to the mobile cooling units, the provider also presents stationary solutions for charging stations and converters.

2019 96

Continental presents 48V full-hybrid system; motor delivers up to 30 kW

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In the run-up to IAA 2019, Continental Powertrain is now presenting a 48-volt high-power drive system with 30 kW, enabling a full-hybrid vehicle. Continental has been developing cost-effective 48-volt electrification, which can be used with both gasoline and diesel engines for number of years.

2019 148

Bombardier Transportation presents a new battery-operated train

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Bombardier Transportation has introduced a new battery-operated train: the BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 train. The new battery-operated train is the first of its kind to enter passenger operation in Europe in more than 60 years.

2018 123

Opel presents PHEV version of Grandland X SUV

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Opel presented the new all-wheel drive PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) version of the Grandland X. Topping Opel’s SUV offer (that also comprises the Crossland X and the Mokka X), the Grandland X Hybrid4 combines the power of a 1.6

2019 96

NEVS presents Saab 9-3 EV prototype

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the company working to resurrect the Saab brand, presented the Saab 9-3 Electric Vehicle as designed and produced as part of a prototype series in Trollhättan. We are happy to present the result of NEVS engineering into a real Saab EV product.

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Hyundai presents Kona Electric crossover and NEXO fuel cell SUV

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Hyundai presented its new 2019 Kona Electric crossover (introduced in March at the New York Auto Show, earlier post ) and 2019 NEXO fuel cell SUV (showcased at CES in January, earlier post ) to US media at a driving introduction in Los Angeles.

2018 110

PEUGEOT presenting 400 hp hybrid concept at Geneva show

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PEUGEOT is presenting the 400 hp hybrid Concept 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED at the upcoming Geneva motor show. A derivative of the PEUGEOT 508 HYBRID sedan, the concept delivers high performance with low emissions. PEUGEOT SPORT was given the task of developing this new model line.

2019 96

Ricardo to present early results of development of scalable Electric Drive Unit at CTI Shanghai

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Ricardo will present the early results of an R&D project to develop a scalable Electric Drive Unit (EDU) for future electric vehicles at the CTI’s 8th International Congress and Expo, to be hosted on 24-25 September 2019, in Shanghai, China.

2019 109

Fastcharge consortium presents prototype for 450 kW charging station; Porsche research vehicle charges at 400 kW

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In Germany, the FastCharge research consortium ( earlier post ) has presented a prototype for a charging station with an output of up to 450 kW in Jettingen-Scheppach, located near the A8 motorway between Ulm and Augsburg.

2018 139

SEAT creates a business unit to promote urban mobility and presents e-Scooter concept

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At the 9 th edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, SEAT announced the creation of a new strategic business unit focused on urban mobility and presented its new e-Kickscooter concept and its first electric e-Scooter concept. SEAT also presented the DGT 3.0

2019 93

Honda presents new battery chemistry that could succeed lithium-ion

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Researchers from around the world are looking for the successor to the lithium-ion battery for electric cars, power tools, and electronics—one that will store more energy with less size and weight, charge more quickly, and have improved safety. All battery chemistries come with tradeoffs. The challenge for researchers is to figure out how to. battery tech

2018 88

Ricardo, Geely to present high-efficiency Magma xEV engine for hybrid applications at Aachen

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At the Aachen Colloquium next week, Ricardo and Geely will present research work into the application of the Ricardo Magma xEV gasoline engine concept into a commercial vehicle series hybrid powertrain, delivering 45% brake thermal efficiency.

2019 96

MAN Truck & Bus presents electric delivery truck CitE at IAA 2018

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At the IAA 2018, MAN Truck & Bus is presenting the MAN CitE 15-tonne electric truck concept, designed specifically for city cargo traffic. Using this agile approach, the MAN CitE could thus be implemented in a period of only 18 months and finally presented ready to drive at the IAA 2018.

2018 123

Nine Ways to Make More Sales This Year

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Sales coach customer follow up presentation product prospect prospecting referrals seminars service skills speeches training webinars workshopsIf “Make more sales” is on your New Year’s Resolutions list (and I’m betting that it is), the question becomes “How, exactly?”

2018 113

Hyundai Motor presents urban smart mobility solution UAM-PBV-Hub; air mobility

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The third mobility solution presented by Hyundai is the Hub, an innovative new community space that connects air-based UAM and ground-based PBV. Hyundai Motor Company unveiled at CES 2020 its vision for urban mobility to help vitalize human-centered future cities.

2020 83

Drive System Design presents design methodology for accommodating future uncertainty in EV powertrain design: ePOP

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UK-based automotive engineering specialist Drive System Design (DSD) will present a system-level approach for EV powertrain design in a paper at the 17 th CTI China Symposium in Shanghai from 23-25 September.

2019 91

Volvo Trucks presents Vera autonomous electric vehicle for future transport solutions

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Volvo Trucks unveiled Vera : an autonomous, electric vehicle that can operate with significantly less exhaust emissions and low noise levels. Vera is controlled and monitored via a cloud-based service, and has the potential to make transportation safer, cleaner and more efficient.

2018 136

MAHLE Powertrain presents new prototype 48-volt battery for mild-hybrid vehicles

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MAHLE Powertrain is presenting a new, prototype 48-volt battery with optimized battery cooling and cell chemistry to enable increased charge and discharge rates.

2019 83

Sunseeker and Rolls-Royce to present first production yacht with MTU hybrid power in 2020

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British luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce will present the first yacht fitted with an MTU series-production hybrid propulsion system in 2020. Sunseeker and MTU are presenting the new hybrid propulsion system at Boot Düsseldorf until 27 January.

2019 110

Volvo Cars and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving

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Volvo Cars and Uber presented a jointly developed production car capable of driving by itself, the next step in the strategic collaboration between both companies.

2019 101

Volkswagen presents the chassis for the electric ID family; focus on affordability; strategic importance of MEB

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Volkswagen has presented the chassis of its new electric model family ID to the public for the first time, and offered an initial look at its platform strategy for electric cars.

2018 120

Dana presenting VariGlide beltless transmission technology at International VDI Conference

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Dana Holding Corporation will present its VariGlide planetary variator for beltless continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) at the International VDI Conference, to be held 21-22 June 2016, in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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Jeep to present plug-in hybrid Wrangler, Compass and Renegade at 2020 CES

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It's been a long time coming but Jeep is finally ready to unveil its first production plug-in hybrids. Some readers may recall Jeep rolled out a plug-in hybrid Wrangler prototype as far back as 2008, though the global financial crisis put that particular project on ice.

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BMW presents solar carport concept for i models

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The international media launch of the BMW i8 in Los Angeles will include the presentation of a solar carport concept developed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA for the use of renewable energy.

2014 137

Volvo Trucks presents heavy-duty electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional transport

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Volvo Trucks, having recently started sales of electric trucks for urban transport, believes that electrification can become a competitive alternative also for heavier trucks.

2019 78

Rolls-Royce and Robert Allan present world’s first LNG-powered shallow-water push boat

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Rolls-Royce and Canadian vessel designers Robert Allan have developed the world’s first shallow-water push boat powered by LNG natural gas engines. At the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, classification society DNV GL gave its “Approval in Principle” to the new design.

2019 78

Audi, Airbus and Italdesign present flying, driving model prototype of flying taxi/autonomous EV concept

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Audi, Airbus and Italdesign are presenting for the first time a flying and driving prototype of “Pop.Up Next”. This innovative concept for a flying taxi combines a self-driving electric car with a passenger drone.

2018 96

Audi presents results of diesel assessment to KBA

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The United States and Canada are not affected by the findings of the internal Audi investigations presented today. Following the conclusion of internal technical analyses of all its V TDI engines, Audi has passed on its essential findings to the German Federal Motor Vehicle Transport Authority (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt, KBA) as the responsible authority. The details will be discussed over the coming weeks.

2018 69

Peugeot presents its plug-in hybrid gasoline systems for 3008 and 508

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Peugeot is introducing gasoline plug-in hybrid systems for the Peugeot 3008 and 508 and 508 SW engines. The HYBRID engine and the HYBRID4 (four-wheel-drive) engine will be available for the second quarter of 2019. Peugeot 3008 PHEV. The 1.6L

2018 110

Schaeffler startup to present near-production Bio-Hybrid at CES 2019; cargo and passenger versions

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Bio-Hybrid GmbH , a company belonging to the Schaeffler Group, will present the near-production Bio-Hybrid ( earlier post )—a new, modern form of personal urban mobility and means of transportation—at CES 2019.

2018 91

Continental and Vodafone present first results of cooperation; Cellular V2X, mobile edge computing and AI

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Another application presented by Continental and Vodafone in Barcelona is a traffic jam warning system. At the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Continental and the telecommunications group Vodafone will showcase the first results of their partnership on Cellular V2X, mobile edge computing and artificial intelligence. Last summer, the partners announced that they would be working together to increase road safety.

2019 90

TOAR shows present-day global ozone distribution and trends relevant to health; public database

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Warm season average present-day daily maximum ozone levels (AVGMDA8) at urban (left) and non-urban sites (right). Ozone levels across much of North America and Europe dropped significantly between 2000 and 2014.

2018 112

Kia to present SEED Car concept for smart electric urban mobility at CES 2019

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Kia will present a potential solution for smart-city mobility at CES 2019 with its SEED Car concept. The SEED Car is a four-wheel electric cycle with a range of 100 km (62 miles) based on a pedal-electric hybrid system, requiring pedal input from the driver but with a high degree of electric power assistance to make it effortless.

2019 90

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2018 130

The Top Gear presenters that time forgot

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Well, the 2019 Top Gear presenter line-up has been announced, with Lancashire pair Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff replacing Matt LeBlanc when he steps down at the end of the next season

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Volvo Trucks presents second electric truck model in three weeks: Volvo FE Electric

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Just three weeks after the unveiling of Volvo Trucks’ first all-electric truck, the Volvo FL Electric ( earlier post ), the company is expanding its product range with a second electric truck.

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