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2016-01-08
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Most electric off-highway vehicles are relatively small vehicles that have small power requirements compared to some construction and agriculture behemoths. Hybrids fit more use cases.
2016-01-08
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Perhaps the most interesting point about hybrids in the off-highway market is the sheer variety of architectures and energy storage choices.
2016-01-05
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Magneti Marelli, through its Magneti Marelli Powertrain India Private Ltd. joint venture with Maruti Suzuki and Suzuki Motor Co., recently inaugurated a new industrial site for the production of automated manual transmissions (AMTs) for automobiles.
2016-01-05
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Called the FFZero1, the exotically styled, carbon-fiber-bodied machine—a “high performance electric dream car,” as it was presented to the audience—features interesting battery-pack design and capability to package one to four electric traction motors, delivering up to 1000 hp (746 kW) to two or four drive wheels, depending on configuration.
2015-12-28
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Next-generation power semiconductors could achieve price parity with silicon in five years, helping to lower the cost of plug-in hybrids and batter-electric vehicles.
2015-12-22
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A new test service introduced by Bal Seal Engineering offers verified performance results for the company’s low-friction spring-energized seals used in rotary/face applications.
2015-12-22
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The first twin-turbo V6 to power an Infiniti model debuts in the 2016 Q50, the automaker's top selling model in North America.
2015-12-17
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Ford Motor Co. significantly accelerates its electrified vehicle development, aimed at making 40% of the company’s global vehicles hybrids, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and battery-electrics by 2020.
2015-12-09
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Secondary loop system shows promise for areas with long A/C cooling seasons, by providing thermal storage for idle stop and on acceleration. Reversible heat pump also fits into picture with higher heating efficiency for EVs.
2015-12-04
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Using CAE simulation tools early and often, hardware prototyping is slashed and complexity contained while developing the next generation of powertrains.
2015-12-02
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The cloak of confidentiality has been partially lifted on the T25M project, under development by Shell Lubricants, Gordon Murray Design, and Geo Technology.
2015-11-30
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GE Aviation is combining the expertise from its turboprop facility in the Czech Republic, along with ground-breaking technologies courtesy of its military and commercial jet engines, to pursue new turboprop engines.
2015-11-25
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Claimed to be more package-efficient than conventional portable emissions measurement systems, the Firefly will hit the market as early as mid-2016.
2015-11-24
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TrelleborgVibracoustic announces two new decoupling solutions for RWD and AWD vehicles: a cord-reinforced elastomer coupling, and a tube-in-tube system that is suited for hybrid vehicles.
2015-11-19
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GM recently announced that its fuel-cell engineering team is working with the U.S. Army TARDEC to develop a prototype pickup truck with a commercial hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain that is capable of meeting U.S. military duty cycles. The vehicle will be put into daily use and driven by soldiers for 12 months.
2015-11-18
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Still based on Ford's CD4 platform, the MKZ will pack a Lincoln-exclusive (at least for the short term) twin-turbocharged V6 packing an SAE-rated 400 hp (298 kW) and 400 lb·ft (542 N·m), the new Ford-GM “alliance”-engineered 9-speed automatic, and torque-vectoring AWD driveline.
2015-11-18
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There’s a lot of investment and engineering behind this mid-cycle refresh, illustrating the white-hot competition in the compact SUV segment.
2015-11-16
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The Energy Department recently awarded Cummins, the nation’s only independent diesel engine maker, a two-year, $4.5-million grant to boost its previous mark by 5 percentage points to 55% brake thermal efficiency.
2015-11-13
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The mixed-materials construction and the new C1XX platform enabled the development team to reduce base curb weight by 278 lb versus its predecessor and undercut its closest competitor, the mass-efficient (and shorter) Audi Q5, by a claimed 100 lb.
2015-11-10
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Toshiba America Electronic Components has released a small-sized motor driver IC for brushed dc motors used in vehicle engine applications such as electronic throttles and valve controls.
2015-11-08
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Through its ability to "breathe" air from the atmosphere, SABRE offers a significant reduction in propellant consumption and weight compared to conventional rocket engines that have to carry their own oxygen.
2015-11-08
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The PW1900G engine model for Embraer's E190-E2 recently flew on P&W's 747SP flying test bed at the company's Mirabel Flight Test Center in Quebec, with the engine family sited as a 'climate solution.'
2015-11-02
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Additional in-house testing capabilities and the hiring of 180 engineers and technicians underscores an ambitious strategy to reach $15B in annual sales by 2020.
2015-11-02
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The knock on fusion power is that “It is the energy source of the future, and it always will be.” It has seemed like the same criticism could be levied against fuel cell vehicles, as their seemingly magical ability to turn stored hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen into motive power for personal transportation — with only water as a by-product emission —has remained tantalizingly out of reach for decades.
2015-10-29
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Mahle claims to deliver improved top piston rings using a new CrN-based thermal spray coating for gasoline turbocharged DI engines.
2015-10-29
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Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies recently won its first major order for its new generation of automotive seals. The frictionless Levitex seals will go into an engine for a global platform in 2017.
2015-10-27
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Claimed to be the “world’s most power dense variable speed electric motor,” Aeristech's novel boosting device was designed to solve a major challenge facing downsized engines.
2015-10-27
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The Nexcel oil cell is a removable one-piece engine oil tank and filter that integrates with the powertrain. But there is far more to it than that.
2015-10-21
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General Motors announced on October 20 that it is partnering with Korean electronics giant LG Corp. in development of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV’s entire powertrain and other vehicle subsystems, in a new business relationship that GM engineering executives said could point to a new model for electrified vehicle development.
2015-10-19
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Ricardo introduces a unique service to re-industrialize complex service parts with critical inventory shortages, leveraging expertise in low-volume and high-complexity powertrain sourcing.
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