Groupe PSA introduces new eVMP platform (Electric Vehicle Modular Platform) for C- and D-segment vehicles

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The newly introduced eVMP (Electric Vehicle Modular Platform) platform will serve as the basis for a wide range of electric vehicles for the C- and D- segments. The group will launch electric vehicles in C- and D-segments from sedan to SUV in different regions of the world from 2023.

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Electric Vehicle Insurance

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Please let me know which companies are willing to provide insurance for an EV converted car, in the greater Toronto area. Thank you, Doru Hi, Doru

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Here's why electric vehicles need different tires

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Their tires must handle more weight compared to internal-combustion vehicles, and deliver more torque to the road when moving away from a stop In electric cars, it's not just the powertrain that is different. It's the tires.

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Electric Vehicle - Buyers Guide

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The Electric Vehicle market is full of new terminology and concepts. Different types of Electric Vehicles. Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles. - - - - - - - -. Electric Vehicles | charge2drive.com.

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Volvo Car Group exceeds 600,000 vehicles sold on the CMA platform

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Volvo Car Group, including its strategic affiliates Lynk & Co and Polestar, produce vehicles based on the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, introduced in 2017. To the end of July more than 600,000 group vehicles based on the platform have been sold.

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Colorado releases new electric vehicle plan

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The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), a non-regulatory department within the Governor’s Office focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by advancing clean energy, energy efficiency and zero emission vehicles, has released the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan 2020.

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Toyota, 5 Chinese companies establish R&D JV for commercial vehicle fuel cell systems in China

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FCRD's primary business will be the development of fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles to contribute to the realization of a clean mobility society in China. China Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Vehicle Manufacturers

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Hyundai Motor Group develops air-conditioning technologies to maintain clean air in vehicles

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Hyundai Motor Group announced new technologies to improve the quality of air in vehicles and to create a more pleasant in-vehicle environment for customers. g /m 3 while the function is active, the air-cleaning mode will run to purify the air in the vehicle.

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Army's Electric Vehicle

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I guess the Army's electric vehicle won't be needing the fake noisy gas engine sound track shown in the video, then? More about the Army's stealth EV after the jump

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AXYARD, Lab1886 and Daimler Trucks automate the operation of commercial vehicles

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The automated snow removal by two self-driving Mercedes-Benz Arocs in Immendingen shows a successful application for automated commercial vehicles in closed areas. Depending on the snow conditions, the vehicle’s lane is determined and adhered to with centimeter-level precision.

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Tesla X is OCTA’s first all-electric vanpool vehicle

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The Orange County (CA) Transportation Authority (OCTA) has a Tesla Model X SUV as its first all-electric vehicle in the OCTA Vanpool program. The all-electric vanpool vehicle is being used by five employees who work in Seal Beach at the Naval Weapons Station.

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New Hyundai Sonata based on third-generation vehicle platform

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Hyundai Motor announced that the new generation Sonata, scheduled to go on sale later this month, is based on the new third-generation vehicle platform. Such technology inhibits vehicle from spinning and prevents possible secondary collisions.

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BAE Systems, QinetiQ to integrate hybrid electric drive into tracked combat vehicle

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BAE Systems has been awarded a $32-million prototype agreement by the US Army’s Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) to integrate a Hybrid Electric Drive (HED) system onto a Bradley Fighting Vehicle —a tracked vehicle. Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

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Digital-first process enables Ricardo to deliver vehicle certification remotely

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Through the virtual vehicle certification service, both customers and independent witnessing bodies are able to observe tests and to validate quality checks that replicate processes—such as checking tire pressures—which would usually be done in person.

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Nissan and Sunwoda jointly to study battery development for e-POWER vehicles

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and Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery Co., will begin studying joint development of next-generation vehicle batteries for Nissan’s e-POWER vehicles. Nissan expects to sell more than 1 million electrified vehicles annually by the end of fiscal year 2023. Nissan Motor Co.,

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5GAA hosts C-V2X connected vehicle demo in Berlin

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The 5G Automotive Association ( 5GAA ) hosted an interoperability demo of cellular-data-enabled connected vehicle (C-V2X) applications in Berlin. The communication between the traffic signal and vehicle is important to improve traffic flow, thus increasing road safety by preventing accidents.

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FCA, Waymo expand autonomous driving technology partnership; exclusive agreement for light commercial vehicles

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Waymo will now work exclusively with FCA as its preferred partner for the development and testing of class 1-3 light commercial vehicles for goods movement for commercial delivery customers, including Waymo Via. Autonomous driving Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Groupe Renault changes China strategy: light commercial vehicles and electric passenger cars

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Groupe Renault is setting a new strategy for China, based on Electric Vehicles (EV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). With 860,000 electric vehicles sold in China in 2019, China is by far the largest EV market in the world. China Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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HUBER+SUHNER enables continuous electric vehicle charging at 500 A

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Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Vehicle SystemsHUBER+SUHNER, a leading global supplier of electrical and optical connectivity solutions, launched the RADOX HPC500; a new addition to the RADOX high power charging portfolio.

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GM unveils digital vehicle platform; 4.5 TB/h; installed on new Cadillac CT5, rollout to most GM vehicles globally by 2023

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General Motors President Mark Reuss unveiled the company’s all-new electronic platform necessary for its next-generation of vehicles, EVs, active safety, infotainment and connectivity features, and the evolution of the Super Cruise driver assistance feature.

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Volkswagen Group of America opens new Tradepoint Atlantic vehicle terminal at Port of Baltimore; formerly site of Bethlehem steel

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VWGoA port operations were made official with the arrival of the first vehicle transport vessel, Bishu Highway , delivering 797 vehicles from Europe. Volkswagen, Audi, Lamborghini and Bentley vehicles will be imported and processed at the port. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

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Australian startup H2X launches to produce hydrogen-powered hybrid vehicles

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Australian startup H2X has launched with the mission of producing a range of hydrogen-powered hybrid vehicles targeting different applications and markets. The portfolio will include locally designed and built heavy and industrial vehicles as well as a range of passenger cars.

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The majority of vehicle buyers are older than 54

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In this analysis, I compare the age composition of buyers of new light-duty vehicles (cars and light trucks) in 2007 and 2017. Older persons purchased proportionally more vehicles in 2017 than in 2007 (up from 18% to 25% for those 55 to 64, and from 13% to 27% for those 65 and older).

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VW Commercial Vehicles unveils e-BULLI; electric T1

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) unveiled the e-BULLI. Equipped with the drive system components of the latest Volkswagen electric vehicles, the concept vehicle is based on a T1 Samba Bus produced in 1966 and comprehensively restored.

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US used vehicle sales are more than double the number of new vehicle sales

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In the US, the used light-duty vehicle market is more than twice the size of the new light-duty vehicle market for each year shown. Used vehicle sales for 2018 were 40.2 million vehicles, while new vehicle sales were 17.2 Used vehicle sales include pre-owned vehicles sold by dealerships, franchises, independent used vehicle dealers, and private party transactions.

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Volkswagen Group of America welcomes first LNG-powered vehicle transport ship to US port

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Both ships have 13 car decks and the capacity to carry up to 4,800 Volkswagen Group vehicles at a time. LNG Market Background Ports and Marine Vehicle Manufacturers

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Eaton contributing to ZET Coalition clean air initiative with lineup of emission-reducing and electric vehicle technologies

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Eaton’s new 4-speed transmission for heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles is the latest addition to its growing eMobility portfolio of electrified vehicle (EV) transmissions. 48V Electric (Battery) Heavy-duty Vehicle Systems

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DOE announces $139M in funding for 55 projects to advance innovative vehicle technologies

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US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announced $139 million in federal funding for 55 projects across the country that will support new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies (DE-FOA-0002197, earlier post ). VTO research pathways focus on fuel diversification, vehicle efficiency, energy storage, lightweight materials, and new mobility technologies to improve the overall energy efficiency and affordability of the transportation system.

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Hyundai Motor partners with MDGo to enhance vehicle safety through AI accident analysis

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Hyundai Motor Company is partnering with MDGo , an Israeli start-up specializing in medical artificial intelligence (AI) systems, to help shape the next generation of advanced vehicle safety systems. AI Connected vehicles Health Safety

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Ford, VW sign agreements for joint projects on commercial vehicles, electrification, autonomous driving

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Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG signed agreements that expand their global alliance ( earlier post ) to meet rapidly evolving needs of their respective customers in Europe and other regions by leveraging complementary strengths in midsize pickup trucks and commercial and electric vehicles.

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Historical Electric Vehicle Foundation Gets 12 New EVs

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The Historical Electric Vehicle Foundation (HEVF.org) and our Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum are proud to announce the gift of twelve electric vehicles of historic significance from the prestigious collection of the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. The last vehicle was delivered today on December 21th

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Mitsubishi Electric introduces MEMS LiDAR solution for autonomous vehicles

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The new LiDAR solution irradiates objects by laser and uses a dual-axis (horizontal and vertical) MEMS mirror to scan for the reflected light, generating three-dimensional images of vehicles and pedestrians.

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Colorado adopts California electric vehicle mandate

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For months, Colorado lawmakers and businesses have taken sides at a figurative continental divide—and not far from the real one—over whether (and how) the state might join California’s Zero Emissions Vehicle program and its corresponding electric-car mandate.

DARPA GXV-T demos showcase radical vehicle technologies

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DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies ( GXV-T ) program ( earlier post ) aims to improve mobility, survivability, safety, and effectiveness of future combat vehicles without piling on armor. The team found autonomy improved either vehicle speed or risk posture, and sometimes both.

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ams introduces new position sensors for high-speed electric motors for vehicles

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ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor solutions, has introduced new position sensors that lower system cost and enhance electrification of safety-critical vehicle functions such as power steering, active damper control, and braking for safer, smarter, and greener cars.

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GM Defense awarded $214.3M contract to produce Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle; based on 2020 Colorado with 2.8L diesel

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The US Army Contracting Command–Detroit Arsenal announced that GM Defense LLC , a subsidiary of General Motors, has been awarded the production contract to build, field and sustain the Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). The approved Army Acquisition Objective is 2,065 vehicles.

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Ford & Mobileye expand relationship to offer better camera-based collision avoidance in global vehicles

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Ford and Mobileye, an Intel company, are expanding their relationship to offer even better camera-based detection capabilities for driver-assistance systems, including improved forward collision warning, vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist detection, plus lane-keeping features. Both require drivers to supervise performance of the vehicle. Both parties will work with designated Ford Tier 1 providers to supply the technology for vehicle integration.

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Motor vehicles and component parts sector employment in US grew by 3% from 2017 to 2018

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The Motor Vehicles and Component Parts sector employed 3% more people in 2018 than 2017. More than 2 million employees in the sector worked with conventional gasoline and diesel vehicles in 2018, up 1.4% About 110,000 employees worked with hybrid electric vehicles, up 10% from 2017.

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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. The solar charging technology is being developed to support the vehicle’s main power source, improving mileage and reducing CO 2 emissions.

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GM backs away from hydrogen fuel-cell tech in passenger vehicles

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General Motors is no longer interested in selling a hydrogen fuel-cell passenger car, and will instead focus on battery-electric vehicles.

2020 111

Gentherm, GM study shows microclimate comfort system increases driving range of electric vehicles

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A study by Gentherm, a developer of innovative thermal management technologies, and General Motors has shown that Gentherm’s ClimateSense microclimate thermal comfort system significantly increases driving range and energy savings in electric vehicles.

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Eaton expands valvetrain portfolio for off-highway vehicles to help reduce CO2 and NOx

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Power management company Eaton has expanded its portfolio of valvetrain solutions for diesel off-highway vehicles to help OEMs reduce emissions and improve fuel economy. Mihai Dorobantu, director, Technology Planning and Government Affairs, Eaton’s Vehicle Group.

2020 96

USDOT releases report on automated vehicles and adverse weather

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The US Department of Transportation has published a report on how adverse weather and road conditions affect automated vehicles (AVs). The report, Automated Vehicles and Adverse Weather: Final Report , explores AV needs, opportunities, and potential shortcomings during adverse weather conditions. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) statistics show that more than 1 in 5 annual motor vehicle crashes—many involving injuries and fatalities—are weather-related.

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