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BYD is now supplying Li-ion batteries to Green Charge, an ENGIE Company. Green Charge’s first installation of BYD batteries will be for the recently announced six-megawatt-hour system adjacent to ENGIE’s Mt. Tom Solar farm to serve Holyoke Gas & Electric... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Audi has unveiled the new A7 Sportback four-door coupe. All engines used in the A7 Sportback come standard with a new mild hybrid system (MHEV) for greater comfort and efficiency. With the two V6 engines, this uses a 48-volt primary... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Green Car Congress
The transport sector is not on track towards achieving sustainable mobility, according to the newly published Global Mobility Report 2017 (GMR). The GMR is the first study to assess the global performance of the transport sector and the progress made... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at Green Car Congress
At Busworld in Kortrijk, Belgium, Scania unveiled the hybrid Scania Interlink Low Decker and the battery-electric Scania Citywide bus. The Scania Interlink Low Decker is presently available for diesel, biodiesel, HVO, CNG/CBG, ethanol and, with the latest addition, hybrid. It... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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After an absence from the event of more than 30 years, Volkswagen is developing an all-electric race car for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado on 24 June 2018. The all-wheel-drive prototype’s goal is to set a new... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Green Car Congress
Ricardo is further investing in facilities at its Santa Clara Technical Center in California, enabling the company to support its clients with electrified and autonomous vehicle design and development projects. The state of California—and Silicon Valley in particular—is increasingly attracting... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Green Car Congress
At Busworld Europe 2017 in Belgium, Daimler Buses introduced Active Brake Assist 4 (ABA 4) with pedestrian detection—the first emergency braking assistance system in a touring coach to brake automatically for pedestrians. The new Active Brake Assist 4 with pedestrian... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Among its numerous debuts at Busworld Europe in Belgium, Daimler Buses took the wraps off the new Citaro hybrid urban bus. The hybrid powertrain is optionally available for a large number of model variants of the best-selling urban bus, even... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Bosch has introduced a new 48-volt battery for mild hybrids; similar to the Bosch e-axle, this 48-volt battery is standardized for easy integration into new vehicle models. Established manufacturers and start-ups alike can thus eliminate long and expensive development processes.... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at Green Car Congress
In response to the series of announcements by Kobe Steel Ltd. regarding improper conduct related to materials used in vehicle bodies, Toyota Motor has been investigating the impact of this matter on Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The initial phase of... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at Green Car Congress
GKN plc signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GE Additive, Concept Laser and Arcam AB to collaborate on Additive Manufacturing (AM). Under the agreement, GKN becomes a GE Additive development and production center as well as a preferred powder... Continue reading
Posted 21 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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Hyliion, a developer of electrification systems for Class 8 trucks, introduced the 6X4HE System for long haul trucks. Easily attached to the truck frame, the 6X4HE is a self-contained system. Fuel savings of up to 30% stem from a blend... Continue reading
Posted 21 hours ago at Green Car Congress
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To expand its global electrified powertrain offerings and strengthen its local footprint in China, Magna has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), a subsidiary of SAIC Motor. The JV will initially produce an electric-drive... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Toyota has launched two new fuel cell vehicle concepts: the Sora fuel cell bus and the Fine Comfort Ride fuel cell car. The company will show both at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show later this month. Toyota plans to launch... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
California Governor Brown has signed Assembly Bills 1328 and 1197, authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara). AB 1328 gives California water agencies access to information on potentially hazardous chemicals used in oil and gas operations. AB 1197 will ensure... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has been conducting expressway-based field testing of its xAUTO vehicle and related autonomous-driving technologies for self-sensing and network-based driving since May 2016. The xAUTO will be exhibited during 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 later this month. Mitsubishi... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
DENSO Corporation, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers will start joint technology development of cabin sensing technology with FotoNation, an Xperi group company specializing in image recognition technologies. The partnership will help DENSO significantly improve... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Researchers at Penn State, with a colleague from EC Power, have devised a new control strategy that can rapidly restore EV battery power and permit full regeneration while driving at temperatures as low as −40 °C. The strategy involves heating... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
Battelle is teaming with Rare Earth Salts (RES) on a project, “Recovery of High Purity Rare Earth Elements (REEs) from Coal Ash via a Novel Separations Process,” to produce valuable rare earth oxides from coal fly ash, converting them to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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The standards-based Autocharge feature enables automatic authorization for EV charging sessions, offering drivers an easy ‘plug in and walk away’ user experience. Autocharge enables a charge session to be automatically started after a driver connects his or her vehicle to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
The US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide up to $3 million of new funding (DE-FOA-0001815) for fluid-power systems research for off-road vehicles. Construction, mining, and agriculture equipment represent the majority of fuel consumption in off-road vehicles, and this equipment... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
At the BWM Group’s engine plant in Steyr (Austria), in a reference project accompanied by the Technical University of Vienna, Ecoclean Monschau (formerly Dürr Ecoclean) has significantly raised the energy efficiency of a flexible EcoCFlex Classic robot cell that had... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Green Car Congress
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Following its successful demonstration of the Highway Pilot and Highway Pilot Connect systems (earlier post)—the latter making truck platooning possible—Daimler has demonstrated automated snow removal operations on the site of the former Pferdsfeld airbase. This application of autonomous commercial vehicle... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
According to a new report from Navigant Research, sales for plug-in electric buses increased 40% from 2016 to 2017, as the technology on offer from bus companies has improved in performance and in price. The report, Market Data: Electric Drive... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress
Volvo Buses (not related to Volvo Cars) is launching a new version of its all-electric bus, the Volvo 7900 Electric. With significantly extended range and more charging options, the new Volvo 7900 Electric offers bus operators even greater flexibility. The... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Green Car Congress