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Next-generation Cummins 6.7L turbo diesel first in class to deliver 1,000 lb-ft of torque

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At NAIAS 2019, Cummins Inc. unveiled its next generation 6.7L turbo diesel engine featuring a first-in-class 1,000 pound-feet (1,356 N·m) of torque.

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Volkswagen will make electric cars in Tennessee, at expanded plant

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Volkswagen today announced that it would use Chattanooga, Tennessee as its North American base for assembling electric cars. The decision to expand its Chattanooga facility means that many, if not all, of the vehicles that will be sold in the U.S. under Volkswagen’s new electric vehicle initiative will also be built in the U.S., not Mexico. Volkswagen ID

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2019 Skoda crossover: teaser revealed

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Skoda has revealed a teaser pic of its all-new crossover ahead of a reveal at the Geneva Motor Show

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Harley-Davidson 2020 LiveWire electric motorcycle available for pre-order at $29,799; 2 new electric concepts

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At CES 2019, Harley-Davidson announced pricing and pre-order availability for LiveWire, its first electric production motorcycle. Earlier post.) The 2020 LiveWire is now available for US dealer pre-order at h-d.com/LiveWire with an MSRP of $29,799.

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Long-range Cadillac SUV to lead GM's next electric-car push, in 3 years

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On Sunday night, General Motors showed renderings of a future long-range, all-electric SUV to be offered roughly three years hence by its Cadillac luxury brand. The look at the brand's first battery-electric vehicle came as part of the 2019 Detroit auto-show debut for the 2020 Cadillac XT6, a three-row crossover utility vehicle powered by a very. Detroit Auto Show Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Volkswagen to build MEB EVs in Chattanooga beginning in 2022; $800M investment in plant

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Volkswagen AG announced that Chattanooga, Tenn. will be the company’s North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles based on the modular electric toolkit MEB.

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Charging ahead: VW follows Tesla into power business

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For car companies to sell electric cars, they have to get into the power business. That seems to be Volkswagen's conclusion in announcing a new business to set up electric-car chargers around Europe, and sell clean energy and battery storage to homes. Volkswagen plans to set up a new brand called Elli—for "electric life"—to sell.

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Review: Volkswagen Amarok

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Ever since the Mercedes-Benz X-Class appeared on the scene, a lot has been made of the idea of the world’s first premium pick-up and when the marketing machine first uttered this term a lot of industry reaction basically amounted to: “But… wasn’t the Amarok the first

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Volkswagen unveils 2020 Passat at NAIAS

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Volkswagen of America, Inc., unveiled the new 2020 Passat at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today. Together with the Beetle (21.5

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2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid signals the start of a big electrified push

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As Ford prepares the first of several fully electric vehicles, for what amounts to a rapidly expanding niche, the automaker is also working on rolling out electrified versions of its existing mainstream lineup. After finding plenty of success many years ago with its Ford Escape Hybrid, and then sitting out the hybrid-SUV market for many years, the. Detroit Auto Show

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Volkswagen in 2019: what’s new, available to order and coming soon?

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Famed for its quality products, Volkswagen remains a go-to brand for those looking to lease

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Meritor has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs through 2020

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Meritor, Inc. has 22 electrification programs with global OEMs that the company expects to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road through 2020.

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GM president dashes hopes of future Volt, says no more hybrids

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Following news in late November that General Motors would kill off the Chevrolet Volt, one of the pioneers of modern plug-in cars, a senior GM executive has hinted—strongly—that it won't be back. On Friday, in the Q&A session after the company's investor conference, incoming company president Mark Reuss doused those hopes.

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Ford and Volkswagen announce collaboration on commercial vehicles

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Ford and Volkswagen have announced plans to launch a ‘global alliance’ that will see the two giants combine forces in the commercial vehicle sector

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Ford introduces hybrid version of new 2020 Explorer

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Last week, Ford unveiled the new 2020 Explorer, featuring lighter, leaner and stronger construction with its broadest model lineup to date, equipped with more powerful and efficient EcoBoost engines.

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2019 Hyundai Kona–and Kona Electric–named North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

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The Jaguar I-Pace may be one of the boldest fully electric new-product moves of this year; but contrary to what was widely expected it didn’t win this year’s North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. That top SUV award went to the 2019 Hyundai Kona family, which includes the Kona Electric. As Green Car Reports noted in November, when. North American Car and Truck of the Year NACTOY

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Weekly Wheelspin: uplifting driving songs, new car reveals, motoring mishaps, and delving into the CES-pit

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With Ford and Jaguar Land Rover announcing job cuts this week, 2019 hasn’t got off to the best of starts

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US light-duty diesel sales climb in 2018 to 500,000 units; 3% of sales

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Sales of diesel light-duty vehicles (Class 1-3) in the US in 2018 reached their highest annual level, coming in at more than 500,000 units—just over 3% of total vehicle sales—according to figures by Baum & Associates provided by the Diesel Technology Forum.

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BloombergNEF expects 40% growth in global EV sales in 2019; 2.6M vehicles, 1.5M in China

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BloombergNEF (BNEF) expects 2.6 million electric vehicles to be sold globally in 2019. This will represent around a 40% growth rate, down from the 70% growth rate in 2018. BNEF said that it expects China will continue to lead, with some 1.5 million units—around 57% of the global market. China’s market is in transition, and the recent annual doubling of sales every year looks unlikely to hold in 2019.

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INFINITI unveils QX Inspiration EV concept at NAIAS 2019

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At NAIAS 2019, INFINITI unveiled the QX Inspiration midsize SUV concept, previewing the brand’s first fully electric vehicle.

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Veloz: 2018 banner year for EV sales in California; up 84% from 2017; 312% increase from January to December

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Baidu introduces Apollo 3.5, Apollo Enterprise in major advancements to Apollo autonomous driving ecosystem

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Baidu, Inc. has introduced Apollo 3.5 , the newest and most powerful release of the open, reliable and secure software platform for the development of autonomous driving systems through on-vehicle and hardware platforms. Apollo 3.5

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Cadillac shows brand’s first fully electric EV at NAIAS; based on BEV3 global architecture

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On the heels of its announcement of the 2020 XT6 three-row crossover with 3.6L V-6 engine with cylinder deactivation and nine-speed automatic transmission, Cadillac revealed the brand’s first EV at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

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GM: Cadillac to be lead EV brand; new global BEV3 architecture

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During its Capital Markets Day presentation, GM said that Cadillac will be GM’s lead electric vehicle brand and will introduce the first model from the company’s all-new global battery electric vehicle architecture (BEV3), GM’s foundation for an advanced family of profitable EVs.

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DOE: median EV range in US grew from 73 miles in MY 2011 to 125 miles in MY

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In model year 2011, there were just three different models of all-electric vehicles (AEV) available and their ranges on a full charge (according to the Environmental Protection Agency) spanned from 63 to 94 miles.

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Nissan unveils IMs electric, autonomous sports sedan concept at NAIAS 2019

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Nissan unveiled its Nissan IMs electric all-wheel drive concept vehicle with full autonomous drive capability at the 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

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First application of ZF’s AxTrax AVE electric portal axle in a fuel cell configuration; bus by ADL

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British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Ltd. ADL) is expanding its product line, adding a double-decker model powered by a fuel cell drive. This new model is also equipped with ZF’s AxTrax AVE electric drive axle. ZF also provides additional hardware and software solutions for optimum performance.

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New computational model points the way to more efficient and profitable fracking

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A new computational model could potentially boost efficiencies and profits in natural gas production by better predicting previously hidden fracture mechanics while accurately accounting for the known amounts of gas released during the process.

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NVIDIA showcases DRIVE Localization platform; localizing AVs within centimeters to HD maps worldwide

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At CES 2019 last week, NVIDIA showcased DRIVE Localization—an open, scalable platform for vehicles to position themselves on high-definition maps with unprecedented robustness and accuracy, using mass-market sensors.

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SoCalGas and Onboard Dynamics announce second demonstration of new mobile natural gas compressor for fueling stations

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Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and Onboard Dynamics, Inc. ObDI) announced the field demonstration of new mobile compressor technology that provides on-site backup and supplemental compression at natural gas fueling stations.

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China team uses ultra-thin indium sheet to stabilize Li-metal anode

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Researchers from Tsinghua University and China University of Geosciences have used an ultrathin indium sheet to construct a stabilized lithium-rich hybrid anode with fast interfacial ion transport. The artificial alloy layer demonstrates an enhanced ionic conductivity with an order of magnitude higher than that of the pristine solid electrolyte interphase. An open-access paper on their work is published in the RSC journal Chemical Communications.

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