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.

2018 144

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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Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum

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The Historic Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum in Kingman, Arizona adds to its collection

Ford and Baidu announce joint autonomous vehicle testing in Beijing with SAE L4 vehicles; Apollo system

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have begun a two-year joint autonomous vehicle test project, under which the two companies will further advance the development and on-road testing of autonomous vehicles in China. —Sherif Marakby, president and CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC.

2018 124

ORNL study finds connected and automated vehicles can reduce fuel use by more than 40%

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In a study published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles , they reported that an increased number of CAVs communicating and coordinating driving activity stabilize traffic flow and, depending on the traffic volume, can reduce fuel use by more than 40%.

2018 123

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

2011 227

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.

2018 91

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unveils 5 battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles; I.D. BUZZ CARGO

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At the 69 th IAA Commercial Vehicles show, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is unveiling five new zero-emission vehicles:the I.D. The electric campaign is now gaining momentum at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show. The vehicle could be launched as soon as 2021.

2018 134

Ford spins-out autonomous vehicles organization

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Ford Motor Company has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, a new organization charged with accelerating Ford’s autonomous vehicles (AV) business to capitalize on market opportunities. Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 85

ORNL demonstrates 120 kW wireless charging for vehicles; 97% efficiency

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Once the energy is transferred to the secondary coil, it is converted back to direct current and stored in a vehicle’s batteries. The research was funded by DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) and performed at the National Transportation Research Center, a DOE user facility at ORNL.

2018 149

EU researchers develop innovative energy-efficient climate control system for electric vehicles; XERIC

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EU-funded researchers have developed an innovative climate control system (CCS) that extends the range of electric vehicles while enhancing passenger comfort. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Systems

2018 117

Renault introduces EZ-ULTIMO robo-vehicle concept

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At the Paris Motor Show, Groupe Renault unveiled EZ-ULTIMO, its robo-vehicle concept, an autonomous, electric, connected, and shared mobility service solution offering a premium travel experience.

2018 106

92 refuse vehicles in Westminster to become Euro VI & ULEZ ready via Eminox/Amminex retrofit

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The City of Westminster and operator Veolia have ordered a retrofit of 92 Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCVs) for the upcoming Ultra-low Emission Zone in London. The two first demonstration vehicles have been on the road for over a month. Conversions Emissions Heavy-duty Vehicle Systems

2018 96

Toyota Research Institute constructing automated vehicle test facility in Michigan

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Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is constructing a closed-course test facility to develop automated vehicle technology. Site of the future automated vehicle test facility (inside the MITRP oval track). Autonomous driving Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 106

Honda demonstrates smart intersection technology that enables vehicles to virtually see through and around buildings

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In Marysville, Ohio, Honda held a demonstration of its “Smart Intersection” technology for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication designed to reduce traffic collisions at roadway intersections—one of the first such deployments of V2X technology in a real-world setting.

2018 97

US households are holding on to their vehicles longer

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The turnover of household vehicles has slowed since 2009, based on US Department of Transportation surveys of household vehicle travel, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported.

2018 124

Toyota investing $500M in Uber; two expand collaboration on automated vehicle technologies

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To accomplish this, technology from each company will be integrated into purpose-built Toyota vehicles to be deployed on Uber’s ride-sharing network. Uber’s Autonomous Driving System and the Toyota Guardian automated safety support system will both be integrated into the Autono-MaaS vehicles.

2018 95

GM wants Trump administration to consider national electric-vehicle mandate

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The term “hail Mary” might be appropriate for what General Motors, led by chief executive officer Mary Barra, is attempting at this stage of the federal government’s dialog on fuel efficiency and electric vehicles. GM is launching an effort to propose a 50-state solution for electric vehicles, including a national version of.

2018 87

Winnebago, Motiv unveil all-electric healthcare vehicles

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Winnebago Industries is unveiling two all-electric versions of mobile healthcare unit vehicles: an all-electric Mobile Lung Unit (eMLU) and, as a chassis, an all-electric bloodmobile. The specialty healthcare vehicle features the Samsung NeuroLogica BodyTom Elite, the world’s first portable, full-body, 32-slice CT scanner. Vehicle charges to half its full capacity in two hours and 75% of capacity in four hours.

2018 84

Best Electric Vehicle Motor Yet

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This AC electric vehicle motor really IS as good as you've heard, and it's changing the electric car conversion game

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Groupe PSA and Huawei showcase their first connected vehicle

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The DS 7 CROSSBACK is the first Groupe PSA vehicle using the PSA IoT “Connected Vehicle Modular Platform” (CVMP) and equipped with Huawei technology for new connected services. Groupe PSA built the CVMP for its connected vehicles using Huawei’s OceanConnect IoT platform.

2018 83

Renault Trucks launches Renault Master Z.E. electric utility vehicle

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This all-electric utility vehicle comes in six variants—four panel vans and two platform cabs—to meet the varied requirements of professionals working in urban environments. The Renault Master Z.E. earlier post ) is now available for sale in Renault Trucks’ dealerships.

2018 114

NHTSA proposes rule to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication on light vehicles

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Citing an enormous potential to reduce crashes on US roadways, the US Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a proposed rule today that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the US light vehicle fleet. The advancement of the V2V rulemaking complements the Department’s work to accelerate the development and deployment of automated vehicles. Connected vehicles Regulations V2X

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GKN Driveline begins testing All-Twinster plug-in hybrid AWD SUV research vehicle with eTwinsterX system

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GKN Driveline has begun testing an SUV technology research vehicle which showcases the company’s eDrive, All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and systems integration capabilities. This allows it to easily integrate within existing vehicle platforms, providing bolt-on eAWD hybridization.

2018 102

Toyota to commence verification testing for road maintenance inspections using vehicle data from connected cars

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Toyota Motor Corporation, with Toyota City, will start Japan’s first verification testing for road maintenance inspections using vehicle data obtained from connected cars, beginning 1 August. Connected vehicles Japan

Electric Vehicles and the Northwest Power Pool

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"In the long run, a fully electrified vehicle fleet would theoretically -- just do the math! -- provide enough balancing power for a 100 percent renewable electricity system." - John Farrell, Grist

2011 174

BMW readies battery factory for wave of coming electric vehicles

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BMW announced last month it will significantly expand and overhaul a facility to produce batteries for electric cars at its factory in Dingolfing, Germany. The factory currently builds several BMW sedans and coupes, including plug-in versions of the 5- and 7-Series. The new battery assembly line in the factory will cover 65,000 square feet in the

2018 87

Custom Electric Vehicles: Venus Motors

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Venus Motors builds new custom electric vehicles using fiberglass kits, electric drive trains, and lithium batteries

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CU Denver study finds ride-hailing increases vehicle miles traveled

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The average vehicle occupancy is 1.4 passengers per ride, while the distance weighted vehicle occupancy is 1.3 Vehicle miles traveled increased mainly due to two factors; additional empty miles from ride-hailing drivers going around without passengers, and ride-hailing substituting more efficient and sustainable modes such as transit, biking and walking. 2018) “The impact of ride-hailing on vehicle miles traveled” Transportation doi: 10.1007/s11116-018-9923-2.

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Audi’s production electric e-tron quattro may set a new standard for vehicle handling; advanced vehicle dynamics control

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The production version of Audi’s battery electric e-tron quattro SUV ( earlier post ), due out in 2018, is an important vehicle for the brand, and especially for Audi of America, which is driving many of the requirements for the C-segment electric SUV. Vehicle dynamics.

2015 122

Cisco and Hyundai to bring “hyper-connected” car to production in 2019; software defined vehicle architecture

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Hyundai will feature this new in-vehicle network in their premium 2019 vehicles. In 2016, Cisco and Hyundai reported plans to develop a vehicle with a new approach to communication. Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) architecture. Connected vehicles V2X Vehicle Systems

2018 91

Toyota and partners develop vehicle-to-vehicle copper recycling technology

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Sample vehicle wiring harness. In addition, large amounts of copper are used in the motors of hybrid vehicles, which are becoming increasingly popular. Materials Sustainability Vehicle Systems Click to enlarge.

2014 115

Daimler takes 3.93% stake in Beijing Electric Vehicle Company

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Expanding its strategic footprint in the field of New Energy Vehicles (NEV) in China, Daimler has acquired a 3.93% stake in Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., was established in 2009 by the BAIC Group as a development platform for New Energy Vehicles.

2018 78

Volkswagen details the foundation for 10 million electric vehicles

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Volkswagen last week laid out the basics for its set of electric-car components that plans to use to underpin a million new all-electric vehicles each year by 2025. With those components on the Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB), VW claims that it has the first pure-EV platform designed for high-volume production. It’s a claim that may be

2018 87

Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks share live vehicle data to improve traffic safety

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Connected Safety was developed to send out alerts to nearby vehicles connected to the service whenever a driver activates the vehicle’s hazard warning lights. Both Volvo brands represent a considerable portion of new vehicle registrations in the region.

2018 99

Here's the battery pack behind VW's global electric-vehicle push

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No single core component in an electric vehicle costs more—or probably matters more for the acceptance of EVs—than the battery pack. Many would argue that one of the best decisions Tesla ever made was going with the Panasonic 18650 cells in the Model S (and later, Model X). Thanks in part to good power management and thermal planning

2018 85

ESKAM finishing electric drive axle module for commercial vehicles, new production technologies; vehicle testing this year

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All components fit neatly and compactly into a shared housing, which is fitted in the vehicle using a special frame construction also developed by the project engineers. After that, they want to fit the axle module into a real vehicle for testing by the end of 2015.

2015 133

Volkswagen to change Emden and Hanover to become electric vehicle plants by 2022

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Following Zwickau, Volkswagen intends to change its plants at Emden and Hanover in Germany over to the production of electric vehicles. In Hanover, the Chairman of the Brand Board of Management of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Dr. Thomas Sedran, presented the plans. The orientation towards the production of innovative electric vehicles is part of the plant allocation plans on which the Supervisory Board will decide in Wolfsburg on Friday.

2018 68

NYC DCAS to expand use of renewable diesel in city vehicles

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The City plans to bid a long-term contract to purchase renewable diesel following a successful six-month demonstration period in which the City tested nearly one million gallons of renewable diesel in City fleet vehicles. Made from animal fat, soybeans, and other organic material, renewable diesel works in traditional diesel-powered vehicles.

2018 76

How many vehicles can the earth sustain?

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One of the hallmarks of the good life in developed countries is the freedom to move about as we choose in personal vehicles. Consequently, demand for personal vehicles has recently skyrocketed and this trend is likely to continue in the near future. ?We We first reached the 10-million-vehicle level in the world in 1920, about 34 years after the first motor vehicle appeared on the road. By 2010, we were at 1 billion vehicles. billion vehicles.

2018 76

How Self-Driving Cars Will Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption

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In fact, some experts predict electric vehicles (EVs) to account for 65 percent to 75 percent of sales in 2050—which is also good news for the environment. In the future, autonomous vehicles and battery-powered technology could work together to create cleaner, more efficient roads.

2018 102

Nissan to use SHF 980 MPa high-formability steel in more new vehicles

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will build more models using a new type of super high formability (SHF) steel that combines high tensile strength with a previously unachievable degree of formability, resulting in lighter vehicles that can help lower emissions while protecting occupants. Nissan Motor Co.,

2018 85

BMW Group plans joint venture for MINI electric vehicles in China; LoI with Great Wall Motor

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A key element of the brand’s continued strategic development will be local production of future battery-electric MINI vehicles in the world’s largest market for electromobility. million vehicles per year. China Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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