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2014-03-07
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Potential lithium-ion battery electrolyte replacement being researched at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is non-flammable.
2014-03-03
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Rule mandates lower levels of pollutant emissions from light- and heavy-duty vehicles while also mandating significantly lower levels of sulfur in gasoline to help achieve the emissions reductions.
2014-02-26
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Increasing supplies of low-cost, readily available natural gas, along with expanding refueling infrastructure and increasingly strict vehicle emissions requirements, are driving strong growth in the market for light-duty natural gas vehicles (NGVs), Navigant Research says in a recent report.
2014-02-24
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Rooftop solar cells and lens canopy enable the C-MAX to go 21 battery-only miles after an 8-h recharge.
2014-02-21
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A Hella and Vahle joint development program for wireless charging of electrified vehicles is targeted to reach the advanced engineering stage with an automaker's participation in 2014.
2014-02-14
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Multi-material vehicles are becoming more prevalent as automakers attempt to reduce vehicle weight and boost fuel efficiency. Selecting the proper adhesive is critical when bonding dissimilar materials.
2014-02-12
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The new "oil boom" is causing California's air-quality regulators to develop new policies to stimulate the industry's investments in ZEV technologies, and hopefully accelerate hybrid and EV sales, a member of the Air Resources Board told the 2014 SAE Hybrid & EV Symposium audience.
2014-02-11
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Researchers from Graz University of Technology consider the aerodynamic characteristics of general modifications to the outer contour of long-distance haulage trailers, including a new approach for the realization of a variable trailer rear end.
2014-01-30
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Lubricant performance may not appear to be a salient challenge for EV operation even when it comes to the development of world electric speed record achievements and on-track e-racecars; but it is, says Millers Oils' Technical Director, Martyn Mann.
2014-01-30
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Interior Climate Control Committee reactivates development of standards for R-744 mobile air-conditioning (carbon dioxide as a refrigerant), after several German automakers choose to renew work on a system. R-1234yf maintains worldwide lead as low-global-warming refrigerant choice to replace R-134a. German association of the auto industry (VDA) assigns R-744 development work to automakers.
2014-01-30
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Global sales of plug-in vehicles (PEVs) rose by more than 55% in 2013, and the market is expected to continue to grow at a steady pace over the next nine years, according to a recent report by Navigant Research.
2014-01-30
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BYD and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently announced some findings from a two-month pilot test on a 40-ft BYD battery-electric bus conducted in Manhattan from Aug. 25 to Oct. 25 of last year. The electric bus maker also recently completed the first phase of a 10-month trial, which commenced this past summer in Gatineau, Quebec, and Ottawa, Ontario, again using a 40-ft BYD-supplied electric bus.
2014-01-30
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Dana Holding Corp. on Jan. 28 dedicated an 8000-m² (86,000-ft²) technology center in Pune, India. Its 240-plus engineers there do work for OEMs in the light-vehicle, commercial-vehicle, and off-highway markets in India and in the region.
2014-01-30
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Battery behemoth Johnson Controls and Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI, announced Jan. 29 that they will team to identify and validate new energy-storage technologies for vehicles. Johnson Controls says it will donate and install state-of-the-art test equipment and deploy technical resources to the university to propel academic and applied research into optimizing vehicle and battery design.
2014-01-27
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BASF Catalysts India Private Ltd. is expanding its mobile emissions catalysts production capacity in Chennai, India. Construction of a new 47,000-m² (506,000-ft²) facility commenced in December 2013, with operations startup expected in the first quarter of 2015.
2014-01-23
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Affordable fuel-cell vehicles are coming to California, it says, as is a practical hydrogen refueling system
2014-01-16
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The product portfolios of German automakers range from clean diesels battery-electrics.
2014-01-13
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The group looks at how to make small electric city cars safe, practical, efficient, and maybe even self-charging.
2014-01-12
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A cooling architecture should be designed in a way that cooling loops and heat sinks are used by different heat sources, researchers at the Hamburg University of Technology say.
2014-01-12
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Researchers at the University of Illinois-Chicago developed a rule-based control strategy for ease of implementation in industry.
2014-01-07
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Because its engineers have made faster progress than expected, Toyota will offer a fuel-cell car in the U.S. in 2015—earlier than it had planned—the company announced Jan. 6 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
2013-12-26
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Algorithms rein in redundant motor-in-wheel drives to keep lightweight EVs safe and stable.
2013-12-21
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With forecasts that demand for natural gas as a transportation fuel will grow substantially over the next six years—reaching more than 2 billion ft³ per day by 2020—the SAE International Truck and Bus Council has launched an effort to develop relevant SAE standards.
2013-12-20
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The U.S. EPA is close to releasing its final Tier 3 emissions provisions, a comprehensive regulation package that will align with the California Air Resources Board's LEV-III standards.
2013-12-18
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The 2014 Accord Hybrid employs Honda’s cleverly designed i-MMD two-motor hybrid system that debuted on the Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan. Honda's chief engineer provides insight.
2013-12-17
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“The 2014 xEV Industry Insider Report” recently was released by noted battery expert Dr. Menahem Anderman, President of Total Battery Consulting. Based on on-site interviews with senior battery technologists and business development executives at 18 major automakers and 20 battery-system suppliers across three continents, the 175-page work dissects hybrid and electric vehicles and battery technology, the market for each, and provides an assessment of the likely trajectory of all three tiers of the industry as far out as 2020.
2013-12-12
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The midsize sedan's 3.5-L V6 powertrain with three-motor hybrid design produces 377 hp, most ever for an Acura. System has latest variant of Acura's Super Handling-All Wheel Drive system, and delivers 28 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
2013-12-09
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A collaborative effort of AVL, Eberspächer, Topsoe Fuel Cell, Volvo, and Forschungszentrum Jülich, called the DESTA project, is exploring the benefits of utilizing solid-oxide fuel-cell APUs to help meet heavy-duty truck anti-idling requirements. In 2014, a vehicle demonstration on board a U.S.-market Volvo Class 8 truck will be performed.
2013-12-06
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If smaller and thinner particles can be aligned in a certain way, it may be possible for a battery to hold a charge 50% longer than current batteries can.
2013-12-05
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Hyundai promises Tucson-based model for $500/month lease by next Spring, and is prepared to make as many as it can lease. Honda and Toyota have conservative projections for near-term, but will market FC cars in 2015.
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