Category: Hybrid Cars

Nissan Serena’s e-POWER system named RJC Expertise of the Yr

Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrain (earlier submit), accessible within the Serena minivan (earlier submit), has been named Expertise of the Yr for 2019 by the Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Convention of Japan (RJC). The Nissan Serena turned the second mannequin geared up with e-POWER in February 2018, following the Nissan Notice e-POWER, which was launched in Japan in November 2016. The e-POWER system combines an electrical motor, which drives the wheels, with a gasoline engine that costs the car’s battery. Serena e-POWER. As a result of the wheels are pushed by an electrical motor, the e-POWER system delivers the highly effective, clean acceleration of an all-electric car, with torque supply from the system surpassing that of a minivan with a three.5-liter engine. Used solely to cost the battery, the gasoline engine runs at a continuing, optimum pace for optimum gas effectivity, reaching 26.2 km/L (62 mpg US, three.eight l/100 km), Nº....




Ballard closes strategic collaboration with Weichai Energy; heavy-duty gas cell automobiles

Ballard Energy Techniques has efficiently closed a strategic collaboration transaction with Weichai Energy Co., Ltd., initially introduced in August. (Earlier submit.) This strategic collaboration with Weichai—a number one automotive gear producer specializing within the manufacturing of powertrains, vehicles, clever logistics, automotive elements and elements—underscores our excessive conviction within the alternative for Gas Cell Electrical Autos, or FCEVs, in China’s Heavy Responsibility Motive market. We see our collaboration with Weichai as an essential validation of the FCEV worth proposition and Ballard’s expertise management in PEM gas cells. We count on our partnership to be a optimistic long-term catalyst for Ballard’s enterprise and for shareholder worth. —Randy MacEwen, Ballard President and CEO Ballard’s strategic collaboration with Weichai consists of the next key components: Fairness Funding. Weichai has made an fairness funding in Ballard within the quantity of roughly $163.6 million, representing a 19.9% curiosity within the firm, by the subscription and buy....


EPA launches Cleaner Vehicles Initiative to replace NOx requirements for heavy-duty vans

The US Environmental Safety Company (EPA) has launched the Cleaner Vehicles Initiative (CTI) to additional lower NOx emissions from on-highway heavy-duty vans and engines. The CTI will embrace a future rulemaking that may replace the prevailing NOx customary which was final set in 2001 whereas additionally streamlining compliance and certification necessities. This motion follows petitions for a rulemaking on this subject from greater than 20 organizations together with state and native air businesses from throughout the nation. The EPA’s objective is to develop a program that might be adopted by EPA and the California Air Sources Board, making a 50-state program, which might streamline compliance for producers. In growing the proposal, EPA will work with a broad vary of stakeholders, together with heavy-duty car and engine producers; the California Air Sources Board; labor teams; expertise suppliers; environmental non-governmental organizations; state and native air high quality businesses; truck dealerships; trucking fleets;....




AP&C to supply aluminum alloy F357 powder from April 2019 to satisfy elevated demand from aerospace and automotive sectors

AP&C—a GE Additive firm— will start manufacturing of aluminum alloy F357 powder in Q1 2019 with buyer deliveries anticipated from April 2019. Aluminum F357 alloy is more and more in demand from prospects notably from the aerospace and automotive sectors. It’s identified to have good weldability with excessive energy and toughness providing a very good corrosion resistance and warmth conductivity. AP&C is a frontrunner within the manufacturing of titanium and nickel alloy powders for additive manufacturing. Its course of produces extremely spherical metallic powder designed for wonderful flowability and low porosity. Aluminum alloy F357 powder can be produced utilizing AP&C’s proprietary Superior Plasma Atomization (APA) at its just lately expanded facility in Saint-Eustache, Canada. This new, automated plant gives a full manufacturing capability of 1,000 tons. Plasma atomization is a comparatively new course of that has gained powder market share quickly due to its skill to supply extremely spherically formed....


European Parliament approves binding 2030 32% renewables goal; 14% of gasoline for transport from renewables; 1st gen biofuels phased out

The European Parliament authorised binding 2030 goal for renewables (32%) and an indicative goal on vitality effectivity (32.5%) that may play an important position in assembly the EU’s local weather targets. Parliament on Tuesday confirmed the provisional settlement reached with the Council in June on vitality effectivity (434 votes to 104 with 37 abstentions), renewables (495 votes to 68 with 61 abstentions) and governance of the Power Union (475 votes to 100 with 33 abstentions)—three essential legislative recordsdata which can be a part of the Clear Power for All Europeans package deal. By 2030, vitality effectivity within the EU has to have improved by 32.5%, whereas the share of vitality from renewables needs to be at the least 32% of the EU’s gross closing consumption. Each targets are to be reviewed by 2023. These targets can solely be raised, not lowered. For the primary time, member states will even be....




Electrify America opening first California EV quick charging station in Torrance; focusing on 9 in California by year-end

The Nation Hills Purchasing Plaza in Torrance, California would be the website of the primary DC quick charging station to open within the state as a part of Electrify America’s plan to put in roughly 160 charging stations in California by June 2019. Via its Cycle 1 California ZEV Funding Plan, Electrify America is creating a community of electrical automobile charging stations alongside extremely traveled highways and in six California metropolitan areas which embrace Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose. Goal places or “goal zones” for every station had been recognized utilizing Electrify America’s proprietary station siting methodology, which projected the places the place DC quick charging stations shall be most wanted by 2020. The deliberate community in California will encompass greater than 600 DC quick charging dispensers at roughly 160 charging station websites. As well as, Electrify America will construct roughly 1,500 charging stations....


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance invests in Enevate to advance Si-dominant Li-ion battery know-how for EVs

Alliance Ventures, the strategic enterprise capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has invested within the newest spherical of funding in Enevate Company, a complicated lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery know-how firm primarily based in Irvine, California. (Earlier submit.) The funding displays the potential of Enevate in superior Li-ion batteries able to excessive quick charging with excessive power density and security. Enevate’s know-how may allow electrical automobiles (EVs) to cost in the identical time as refueling standard automobiles. Enevate’s HD-Vitality Know-how for EVs options five-minute quick charging with excessive power density and lengthy driving vary, with the added functionality of low-temperature operation in chilly climates, low value, and security advantages. This quick charging time is superior to another Li-ion know-how accessible right this moment to fulfill automotive EV necessities for power density, vary, security, and price. Enevate licenses its silicon-dominant HD-Vitality Know-how to battery and EV automotive producers and suppliers worldwide to shortly obtain manufacturing....




2020 Porsche 911 Chases Porsche Taycan on Nurburgring, The Pace Is Superb

The Nurburgring has now closed its gates for the 2018 season, however automakers have taken benefit of the Inexperienced Hell testing potentialities till the final second. And one of many corporations that rely closely on the Nordschleife to place its prototypes by way of their paces is Porsche. With Zuffenhausen at the moment getting ready to introduce its next-generation machines, the German engineers have not too long ago taken to the Ring to place their upcoming go-… (proceed studying >>)


Volkswagen Group picks SK Innovation as provider of battery cells for MEB-based EVs in North America

The Volkswagen Group has chosen South Korea-based battery producer SK Innovation (SKI) because the fourth main provider of battery cells for electrical autos primarily based on the Modular Electrical Toolkit (MEB). SKI will provide the batteries for North America and a share of the batteries for the manufacturing of Volkswagen Group full-electric autos in Europe. Crucial strategic suppliers of battery cells for the gear of the Group’s quickly glowing electrical fleet within the main areas of the world have subsequently been nominated. With SK Innovation, LG Chem, Samsung and CATL, we have now discovered robust companions for the long-term provide of cells for our electrical autos. Along with our suppliers, we’ll be sure that the quickly rising electrical fleet of the Volkswagen Group receives the very best batteries – in all of the variants we have to meet customer-specific and market-specific necessities. This lays the muse for the transformation of....




Market launch of Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell gas cell plug-in hybrid

Mercedes-Benz has handed over the primary GLC F-CELL (earlier publish) autos to chose clients within the German market. The Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL (mixed hydrogen consumption: zero.34 kg/100 km, mixed CO2 emissions: zero g/km, mixed electrical consumption: 13.7 kWh/100 km) options each gas cells and a battery drive which may be charged externally utilizing plug-in know-how. Alongside numerous nationwide and regional ministries in addition to the Nationwide Group Hydrogen (NOW) and H2 Mobility, the primary clients within the German market additionally embody Deutsche Bahn, the German railways. Additional handovers may even be made this 12 months, together with to the businesses Air Liquide, Shell, Linde AG and likewise the cities of Stuttgart and Hamburg. Mark Bröcker, Head of Procurement, Remarketing/Automotive Dealership, DB FuhrparkService GmbH, took over one of many first GLC F-CELL in Berlin on behalf of the German railways. From the spring of 2019, different enterprise in addition to non-public....


BASF produces methanol on foundation of biomass stability strategy; manufacturing with renewable uncooked supplies reduces GHG a minimum of 50%

BASF has launched a product for the manufacturing of methanol on the premise of renewable uncooked supplies based on the biomass stability strategy. The product title is EU-REDcert-methanol. The corporate replaces fossil uncooked supplies with second-generation renewable uncooked supplies and makes use of waste in addition to residual supplies. Consequently, BASF reduces emissions of greenhouse gases by a minimum of 50% in contrast with conventionally produced methanol. When it comes to its chemical and bodily traits, biomass balanced methanol is similar to methanol produced from fossil sources. BASF markets the EU-REDcert-methanol to clients and in addition makes use of it itself as an intermediate for different biomass-balanced merchandise. BASF developed the progressive “biomass stability technique” along with TÜV SÜD, wherein fossil sources within the present Manufacturing Verbund are changed by renewable sources with sustainability certification. The formulation and high quality of the corresponding finish merchandise stay unchanged. On this course....




Street Check: 2019 Jaguar I-Tempo

A Premium Model Bursts into the EV Market The 2019 Jaguar I-Tempo is the distinguished British marque’s first step into the electrical motoring future. As a crossover, the brand new automobile is completely positioned to compete within the premium EV realm. The plain competitors right here is Tesla, an all-electric premium automobile producer. However different European manufacturers, notably Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, are leaping in, too. The i-Tempo simply gained Germany’s Automobile of the 12 months award, so it has a head begin. Three days left me eager to spend extra time within the Jag EV I received to spend three days with a pre-production automobile, and it was not solely a pleasure to drive, however attracted numerous consideration, too. Whereas driving the automobile with a colleague on lovely and winding Skyline Boulevard within the San Francisco Peninsula hills, a Mercedes-Benz driver started to comply with us. After we stopped....


Eaton optimized TVS scavenging pump managing precision airflow for CARB-sponsored, Achates opposed-piston engine

Eaton will provide a TVS (Twin Vortices Sequence) air pump to handle airflow within the demonstration of the Achates Energy two-stroke opposed-piston engine (OP Engine) on the upcoming Inner Combustion Engine Fall Technical Convention in San Diego. The Eaton gadget for the opposed piston two-stroke gadget is a scavenging pump, not an EGR pump, notes Mihai Dorobantu, director, Expertise Planning and Authorities Affairs, Eaton Car Group. Nonetheless, the TVS scavenging pump is conceptually similar to the TVS EGR pump Eaton not too long ago showcased at IAA. Eaton TVS EGR pump. Eaton’s TVS air pumps presently provide airflow to a number of Achates OP Engine prototypes; these will regularly transition to a brand new Eaton TVS air pump presently underneath improvement. Basic to the OP cycle is the air pump, which is the important thing air administration know-how and an enabler of the engine’s excellent efficiency. The present opposed piston....




Kongsberg selects Leclanché for power storage options for electrical and hybrid marine trade; 45 MWh for 9 vessels

Main international maritime know-how firm Kongsberg Maritime has chosen Leclanché as its battery accomplice and provider of personalized marine power storage options. The partnership contributes to Kongsberg’s new era of hybrid energy options, that are set to ship efficiencies and to scale back the environmental impression of transportation with autonomous and crewed vessel newbuilds. Leclanché’s batteries shall be an integral a part of Kongsberg’s hybrid options. Via the partnership, Leclanché will ship one of many largest single marine battery system order thus far for 9 vessels totalling 45MWh batteries. The techniques shall be constructed at Leclanché’s facility in Switzerland with the cells manufactured at Leclanché’s Willstätt facility in Germany. The primary challenge to be executed collectively shall be Yara Birkeland, the primary autonomous and electrical container vessel ordered by YARA, one of many world’s main fertilizer firms and a supplier of environmental options. Changing 40,000 truck journeys a yr, Yara....


VW Automobile-Web cell app integrates with Siri to allow new options

Volkswagen of America, Inc. introduced that its VW Automobile-Web cell app added a brand new Apple cell system characteristic, obtainable now. The brand new characteristic contains two kinds of Siri instructions for VW Automobile-Web to assist house owners work together with their autos. Accessible with iOS 12 on Apple units, house owners can now use Siri to assist management their car. As soon as logged into the VW Automobile-Web App, house owners can use Siri to lock and unlock their car, examine estimated mileage with the gas or cost left within the car, and allow the Flash or Honk & Flash instructions. For instance, an proprietor would merely say to their Apple system, “Hey Siri, lock my automotive.” Moreover, VW Automobile-Web now gives a number of shortcuts that may be added to Siri with a personalised phrase, together with a begin/cease for charging, defroster, and local weather; a set local....




Volkswagen Contemplating Small EV, Would Value “About 18,000 Euros”

The I.D. Neo is confirmed to start out manufacturing in the direction of the top of 2019 on the Zwickau plant in Germany. However Volkswagen has much more coming, confirming that the Modularer Elektrobaukasten would welcome 27 fashions throughout 4 manufacturers by the top of 2022. In different phrases, group members Audi, Skoda, and SEAT will use MEB for thei… (proceed studying >>)


Basic Motors Not In Autonomous, Electrical Pickup Vehicles

Over in Europe, the Audi A8 comes with Degree three self-driving know-how. As for Tesla, the Palo Alto-based automaker is single-handedly accountable for turning the electrical automobile from misfit to mainstream. Even Ford has taken an curiosity in each domains, packing as a lot know-how as potential in fashions as utilitarian because the F-150. The F-150 additionally prepares to go hybrid for the 2020 mannequin 12 months, with manufacturing scheduled to start out within the latt… (proceed studying >>)




Lancet GBD 2017 finds halt to enhancements in world well being

The Lancet’s International Burden of Illness Examine (GBD), first revealed greater than 10 years in the past, is probably the most complete worldwide observational epidemiological research to this point. It describes mortality and morbidity from main illnesses, accidents and threat components to well being at world, nationwide and regional ranges. Since its inception, each new iteration of the GBD has mirrored enhancements in knowledge high quality and amount that confirmed ever-increasing well being worldwide. The editors of the journal now observe that GBD 2017 “shatters this comforting development of gradual enchancment” and as an alternative exhibits plateauing mortality charges on a background of faltering and uneven progress, era-defining epidemics, and important shortages of well being staff. As an alternative of the progress updates we now have grow to be accustomed to, GBD 2017 comes as an pressing warning sign from a fragile and fragmented world.Lancet editorial In 2017, world grownup....


5 Issues To Know In regards to the 2018 Ford F-150 Energy Stroke Diesel Pickup

Street Check Reveals SpectacularTowing and Gas Financial system Numbers, However It Ain’t Low cost Passenger automobile diesels have had a tough go the previous couple of years because of the backlash towards the gas since Volkswagen admitted rigging its automobiles to fraudulently cross emissions assessments. However sitting in a 2018 Ford F-150 diesel half-ton pickup truck, it was arduous to grasp that the gas may ever turn into extinct. Diesels make extra torque, which is best for towing and hauling heavy hundreds. Diesels additionally sometimes get about 30 p.c higher gas financial system than a comparable gasoline engine. Plus, modern-day diesel engines don’t emit that black exhaust. Diesel in a half-ton pickup provides–and prices–rather a lot One other bonus of recent diesels is the sound; exterior or in, it’s now not loud, harsh or crude. And quiet the 2018 F-150 diesel was—idling on the drive-through or at wide-open throttle. The three.Zero-liter....




Consultants view on future transportation fuels

In a paper within the journal Progress in Power and Combustion Science, Gautam Kalghatgi, newly retired from Saudi Aramco and a visiting professor at Imperial Faculty London and Oxford; Howard Levinsky, Senior Principal Specialist in Combustion Processes at DNV GL Oil and Gasoline and Professor of Combustion Expertise on the College of Groningen; and Med Colke, retired as a Senior Fellow of United Applied sciences Analysis Middle and at the moment technical coordinator for the Nationwide Jet Fuels Combustion Program, define their view of the way forward for transportation fuels. Since inner combustion engines will stay the first mode of alternative for mobility within the foreseeable future, each different (renewable) fuels and high-performance combustion ideas/ engines utilizing fuels tailored for that goal might be most popular for lowering the combustion affect on local weather change. A number of step-change reductions within the environmental/local weather footprint of combustion-based transportation techniques, whereas....


Right here’s How Tesla Observe Mode Works On the Mannequin three Efficiency

Relating to electrical energy versus inside combustion, the previous has an unparalleled benefit by way of responsiveness and torque. There’s additionally the low price of possession and silence of an electrical powertrain, which makes the Tesla Mannequin three an attention-grabbing different to the BMW three Collection and even the M3 when you’re … (proceed studying >>)




Information: UPS Begins Cargo eBike Take a look at in Seattle

One-12 months Take a look at Makes use of Electrical Cargo Bikes Whereas we often strategy the electrification of vehicles from the auto business perspective, we generally overlook that corporations apart from automobile makers are additionally innovating with electrical energy to replace and enhance their automobiles. One such firm is the United Parcel Service. However, whereas Brown goes inexperienced in some ways, the supply corporations’ newest program will open an entire new methodology of eco-friendly package deal supply for the women and men in shorts. A brand new small, electrical Brown machine Lately, UPS introduced that it will be launching a brand new supply program in Seattle utilizing electrified supply tricycles. These UPS cargo eBikes (which look a bit like UPS tuk-tuks) will likely be used for deliveries in and across the Pike Place Market and downtown areas in Seattle. Whereas not large, the cargo eBike has a removable container....


Examine hyperlinks air air pollution to elevated emergency division visits for coronary heart and lung illness

New analysis by George Mason College discovered that publicity to sure air pollution is linked to elevated emergency division (ED) visits for respiratory and cardiovascular ailments. Mason Assistant Professor of International and Group Well being Dr. Jenna Krall led the analysis with colleagues from Emory College, Georgia Institute of Expertise, and the College of Pittsburgh. They discovered that publicity to pollution corresponding to ground-level ozone and nitrogen oxides, that are created from burning fossil fuels, led to elevated ED visits. The examine is revealed within the journal Atmosphere Worldwide. We estimated associations between twelve ambient air pollution of each major (e.g. nitrogen oxides) and secondary (e.g. ozone and sulfate) origin and cardiorespiratory emergency division (ED) visits for eight particular outcomes in 5 U.S. cities together with Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Dallas, TX; Pittsburgh, PA; St. Louis, MO. For every metropolis, we fitted overdispersed Poisson time-series fashions to estimate associations between....




Information: GM’s Subsequent EV has Two Wheels

Common Motors Strikes Extra Deeply into E-Mobility With the Volt plug-in hybrid and the Bolt EV already in Chevy showrooms, what’s subsequent for GM on the electrical car entrance? How about an electrical bicycle? GM simply launched photographs of two light-weight eBikes, due out subsequent yr. Clear and easy trying, they arrive in two varieties. One folds, with an built-in deal with for simple carrying. These might be the answer for getting the final mile from the prepare station to work or residence, or for working native errands. Certainly, they’d match simply behind both of Chevy’s EVs. Common Motors drops two wheels off its subsequent EV Hannah Parish, director of Common Motors City Mobility Options, the group charged with the undertaking, comes nicely ready for the job. She previously was Advertising Director, North America, for Biking Sports activities Group, proprietor of Cannondale, Schwinn and GT. “As an avid bicycle owner....


SJTU group develops fumed alumina gel-like electrolyte to spice up efficiency of Li-S batteries

Researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong College have developed a gel-like electrolyte induced by fumed alumina for dendrite-free Li deposition, decrease over-potential and higher cycle stability in lithium-sulfur batteries. An open-access paper on their work is revealed within the RSC journal Chemical Communications. The Li-S@pPAN cells with the proposed electrolyte exhibit excellent cycle stability and fee efficiency with capability retentions of 95.1% after 300 cycles and 76.5% at 10C towards 1C respectively. As well as, the gel-like electrolyte endows the cell with a possible benefit as to questions of safety reminiscent of liquid leakage and short-circuit induced by lithium dendrites. In contrast with the state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries, lithium- sulfur (Li-S) battery possesses remarkably greater theoretical particular capability of 1675 mAh g-1 and particular power density of 2600 Wh kg-1, considered probably the most promising candidate for the subsequent era of lithium batteries. Nonetheless, there have been a number of essential technical....




T&E: Electrical bus orders in Europe greater than doubled to 1,031 items in 2017; ~9% share of latest registrations

The variety of battery-electric buses ordered in Europe greater than doubled in 2017 in comparison with 2016, reaching 1,031 autos, in accordance with a brand new evaluation by environmental NGO Transport & Setting. T&E estimates this to be equal to round 9% market share of latest registrations in 2018. The are at present about 1,600 electrical buses are on European roads, with one other 1,600 on order (as of mid-2018). The lag between orders and deliveries is often 9-12 months; T&E expects all these electrical buses to be on the street by mid-2019. Yearly electrical bus orders in Europe from 2009 to H12018 The Netherlands, UK, France, Poland and Germany account for greater than half the overall variety of electrical buses in Europe (together with orders). Practically half of delivered and ordered electrical buses come from three producers: BYD: 600 items offered and a 20% market share VDL: 500 items....


Bosch and Daimler: San Jose to develop into pilot metropolis for automated on-demand ride-hailing service; SAE Degree four/5

Bosch and Daimler introduced that San Jose, the third largest metropolis in California, is deliberate to be the pilot metropolis for trials, focused to start throughout the second half of 2019, of the extremely and totally automated driving (SAE Degree four/5) on-demand ride-hailing service lately introduced by the 2 corporations. (Earlier publish.) The three events have signed a memorandum of understanding to pursue and finalize this exercise. Utilizing automated Mercedes-Benz S-Class automobiles, Bosch and Daimler suggest to supply the service to a specific consumer neighborhood within the San Carlos/Stevens Creek hall between downtown and west San Jose. With its inhabitants anticipated to develop 40% within the subsequent twenty years, the metropolitan space faces rising transportation challenges. Furthermore, San Jose desires to organize itself for a future during which autonomous automobiles hit the streets. The on-demand ride-hailing service app operated by Daimler Mobility Companies will show how mobility companies resembling automotive....




Toyota develops general-purpose hydrogen burner for industrial use; NOx emissions under pure fuel burner ranges, zero CO2

Toyota Motor Company (Toyota) has developed the what it says is the world’s first general-purpose hydrogen burner for industrial use in collaboration with Chugai Ro Co., Ltd. The burner is now in use on the forging line in Toyota’s Honsha Plant. In standard hydrogen burners, hydrogen reacts quickly with oxygen, resulting in a excessive flame temperature and environmentally hazardous NOx emissions. On account of this, the sensible use of hydrogen burners has proved difficult. The newly developed burners incorporate two new constructions that allow hydrogen to combust extra slowly. The brand new burners even have zero CO2 emissions and tremendously decreased NOx emissions, leading to excellent environmental efficiency. Stopping hydrogen and oxygen from mixing fully. If hydrogen and oxygen are in a totally combined state when ignited, the combination burns violently with a excessive flame temperature. Within the newly developed burner, hydrogen and oxygen movement side-by-side and are ignited with....


CATL Germany plant to supply Li-ion cells for BMW iNEXT

Initially of the third quarter, the BMW Group signed a long-term contract with the Chinese language firm Up to date Amperex Expertise Co. Restricted (CATL) to provide battery cells with a worth of 4 billion euros. The award of this contract was a decisive consider CATL’s resolution to construct a sophisticated battery cell manufacturing facility in Germany. (Earlier submit.) From 2021 onwards, cells for the BMW iNEXT—which can be manufactured on the BMW Group plant in Dingolfing—can be provided by the brand new CATL plant in Erfurt. The BMW Group has thereby anchored your entire e-mobility worth chain in Germany—from battery cell manufacturing by way of to the completed automobile. One of many conditions for increasing e-mobility volumes on this scale is the flexibility to effectively handle the extremely sought-after uncooked supplies wanted to fabricate the battery cells. With the intention to guarantee safety of provide, the BMW Group will....




Absolutely Charged Dwell 2019

The dates have been introduced for Absolutely Charged Dwell 2019, an occasion that shall be larger, will run for 3 days, and this time you’ll have the ability to check drive electrical autos! Absolutely Charged Dwell will happen on Friday seventh, Saturday eighth & Sunday ninth June 2019, as soon as once more at Silverstone. It’s anticipated that over 100 electrical autos shall be on present, together with 120 exhibitors. Inexperienced Automobile Information attended Absolutely Charged Dwell 2018, and even earlier than noon on the primary day, the halls have been stuffed with 1000’s of individuals. The reside model of Robert Llewellyn’s Clear Vitality & Electrical Autos YouTube channel will, after all, additionally embrace shows about EVs and renewable vitality. We’ll carry you extra information about Absolutely Charged Dwell 2019 over the approaching months! See Inexperienced Automobile Information’s overview of Absolutely Charged Dwell 2018  http://www.fullychargedshow.co.uk     The put up Absolutely....


Karsan utilizing BMW i3 motors and batteries for 6m electrical metropolis bus

The BMW Group and Turkish producer Karsan have signed an settlement for the provision of BMW i3 motors and batteries for the battery-electric 6-meter metropolis bus “Jest electrical”, which is produced in Bursa in Turkey for each the home market and for worldwide markets. The electrical motors and high-voltage batteries developed independently by the BMW Group are produced on the BMW plant in Dingolfing. The BMW Group competence middle for electromobility has repeatedly expanded its product capability and manufacturing experience over latest years. The electrical synchronous motor of the BMW i3 that might be used to energy the Karsan Jest electrical generates a peak output of 125 kW/170 hp and a most torque of 250 N·m. The power required is provided by a lithium-ion battery the compact dimensions and low weight of which make it suited to a variety of functions. The high-voltage battery consists of eight modules comprising 12....




SEAT takes first step in direction of micro-mobility technique with electrical eXS KickScooter powered by Segway

SEAT will introduce the electrical eXS KickScooter powered by Segway on the Sensible Metropolis Expo World Congress subsequent week. The brand new SEAT eXS powered by Segway is a micro-mobility resolution for customers who wish to get across the metropolis in an environment friendly and sustainable method. As a part of its Straightforward Mobility technique, SEAT’s goal is to construct its product and repair portfolio by presenting new options to the market within the framework of city mobility. On this sense, inside the Volkswagen Group’s micromobility technique, the automotive group’s completely different manufacturers plan to launch city mobility options sooner or later. We goal to make SEAT a benchmark in micromobility. On this sense our goal is to make sure that everybody who lives in an city setting is acquainted with the choices supplied by SEAT for getting across the metropolis in a cost-effective, sustainable, agile and enjoyable method. —SEAT....


Greenlots to collaborate with Volvo Vehicles on electrical truck charging infrastructure for fleets in Southern California; SAE J3068

Greenlots, a world supplier of EV charging software program and options, will collaborate with Volvo Vehicles to deploy charging infrastructure for electrical vans working out of warehouses in Southern California. That is the primary heavy-duty fleet-charging mission stemming from a big public-private partnership with the California Air Assets Board (CARB). CARB awarded $44.eight million to the South Coast Air High quality Administration District (SCAQMD) for Volvo’s Low Affect Inexperienced Heavy Transport Options (LIGHTS) mission. As a part of this mission, Greenlots will outfit warehouses with heavy- and light-duty charging infrastructure, combine the chargers with onsite photo voltaic PV and vitality storage methods and leverage Greenlots’ charging community administration software program to deploy Volvo’s first electrified vans in North America. The entire charging gear for the mission—together with each Stage 2 chargers and 150kW DC fast-chargers—will function on Greenlots’ SKY enterprise software program platform to allow seamless administration of Volvo’s fleet,....




USABC awards $1.08M Li-ion battery recycling undertaking to Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The US Superior Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative group of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Firm and Normal Motors, has awarded $1.08 million to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts for Part II of a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery recycling contract. The contract award, which features a 50% value share, funds a 24-month undertaking. Constructing on Part I, this contract will allow WPI to exhibit the power of its course of to recycle spent Li-ion batteries and produce new cathode supplies to generate a better nickel cathode powder. The WPI staff, led by Yan Wang, William Smith Basis Dean’s Affiliate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has developed a patented closed-loop recycling course of by which the batteries are first shredded. After the shredded supplies are separated, the cathode powders are dissolved. By adjusting the chemistry of the answer, new supplies, within the desired ratios, will be precipitated out as precursor....


California Vitality Fee approves $8M grant for H2 fueling station at Port of Lengthy Seaside

The California Vitality Fee accredited an $Eight-million grant to Equilon Enterprises—a totally owned subsidiary of Shell Oil—to develop a high-capacity hydrogen fueling station to service and promote the growth of zero-emission gasoline cell electrical Class Eight drayage vehicles on the Port of Lengthy Seaside. The station is to dispense sufficient gasoline at 700 bar strain for 10-15 gasoline cell electrical vehicles (FCETs) per day. Promotion of gasoline cell electrical Class Eight drayage vehicles can tackle the usage of older automobiles with little or no emission controls that function on the port. Selling the usage of zero-emission automobiles will assist cut back greenhouse gasoline emissions and air air pollution on the nation’s second-busiest container port. The station will supply hydrogen from 100% renewable biogas. Meeting Invoice (AB) 118 (Nùñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007), created the Various and Renewable Gas and Automobile Expertise Program (ARFVTP). The statute authorizes the California Vitality....




California trucking agency switches fleet of 600+ vans to Neste renewable diesel

Ecology, a transportation and logistics firm in California, has switched its fleet of greater than 600 vans to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel and is reporting cleaner gas filters, fewer upkeep issues and reductions in tailpipe emissions. Ecology is likely one of the largest trucking and transportation corporations within the Western United States, offering companies for transportation, heavy haul and oversize hundreds, and containers to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Lengthy Seaside. Ecology can be a big transporter of bulk waste and recycling supplies, shifting tens of millions of kilos to disposal or recycling services yearly. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon gas produced from 100% renewable and sustainable uncooked supplies, primarily wastes and residues. It cuts greenhouse fuel emissions by as much as 80%, reduces tailpipe emissions, particularly NOx and carbon monoxide, and has no odor. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a drop-in gas....


BNEF: power storage is a $1.2-trillion funding alternative to 2040

The falling price of batteries is about to drive a growth within the set up of power storage techniques all over the world within the years from now to 2040, based on the newest annual forecast from analysis firm Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). The worldwide power storage market will develop to a cumulative 942GW/2,857GWh by 2040, attracting $1.2 trillion in funding over the subsequent 22 years, based on BNEF forecasts. BNEF’s newest Lengthy-Time period Vitality Storage Outlook sees the capital price of a utility-scale lithium-ion battery storage system sliding one other 52% between 2018 and 2030, on high of the steep declines seen earlier this decade. This may rework the financial case for batteries in each the automobile and the electrical energy sector. We’ve grow to be rather more bullish about storage deployments since our final forecast a 12 months in the past. That is partly because of faster-than-expected falls in....




Electrify America to collaborate with 6 California organizations to spice up consciousness, adoption of ZEVs in low-income & deprived communities

Electrify America will collaborate with six organizations in California to assist develop and launch community-based applications to help brand-neutral schooling and consciousness of Zero Emission Automobiles (ZEV) for deprived and low-income communities.  Electrify America is investing $2.7 million within the schooling and outreach marketing campaign. Electrify America makes use of definitions for low-income communities (LIC) and deprived communities (DAC) established by the State of California, that are revealed and mapped by the California Air Assets Board (CARB) on its “Deprived and Low-income Communities Investments” webpage. The organizations collaborating with Electrify America on this initiative embody Valley Clear Air Now (Valley CAN), Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE), Chinese language Newcomers Service Middle (CNSC), Self Assist for the Aged (SHE), Liberty Hill Basis (LHF) and GRID Options. Greater than 75 non-profit, non-public and public entities from throughout California have been invited to submit proposals. Valley Clear Air Now: Valley CAN will develop....


Hyundai, Kia make investments further US$250M in Seize; pilot EV initiatives

Hyundai Motor Group and Seize Holdings Inc., Southeast Asia’s main O2O (on-line to offline) cell platform, introduced an settlement underneath which Hyundai Motor Firm and Kia Motors Company will make investments a further US$250 million into Seize and set up a partnership to pilot EV packages throughout Southeast Asia. Beneath the EV partnership, Seize and the Hyundai Motor Group associates will convey collectively stakeholders from the EV trade to collaborate on measures to enhance EV adoption and consciousness in Southeast Asia. As residence to one of many world’s quickest rising client hubs, Southeast Asia is a big rising marketplace for EVs. With its unparalleled footprint throughout the area, and an ever-expanding base of consumers and retailers, Seize is a useful accomplice that may assist speed up the adoption of electrical autos in Southeast Asia. —Dr. Youngcho Chi, Hyundai Motor Group’s Chief Innovation Officer and head of Technique & Know-how Division....




Harley-Davidson Livewire electrical bike makes European debut in Milan; extra specs and particulars

The brand new electrical Harley-Davidson LiveWire electrical bike—initially unveiled in Milwaukee through the firm’s 115th Anniversary this previous Labor Day weekend—made its European debut on the Milan press convention of the EICMA present. Due for launch in 2019 and being proven on the occasion as a production-ready bike, LiveWire was first confirmed through the announcement of the corporate’s “Extra Roads to Harley-Davidson.” (Earlier publish.) As half this accelerated plan, Harley-Davidson intends to be the world chief within the electrification of bikes. Harley-Davidson expects to ship a full portfolio of electrical bikes by 2022. The imaginative and prescient behind the manufacturing LiveWire bike started with Challenge LiveWire, revealed as a prototype in 2014 as an effort to gauge the potential of an electric-powered bike as envisioned by Harley-Davidson. Drawing from the experiences of the Challenge LiveWire demo tour and following an intensive growth program the Harley-Davidson LiveWire mannequin gives the rider....


Quectel pronounces new C-V2X module to help autonomous driving based mostly on Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset

Quectel Wi-fi Options (Quectel), a worldwide provider of IoT modules, introduced the worldwide launch of the automotive grade C-V2X module AG15, which options the Qualcomm 9150 C-V2X chipset resolution from Qualcomm Applied sciences, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Integrated. The module is now sampling to the automotive business for the event of economic C-V2X merchandise. The AG15 C-V2X module is manufactured in accordance to IATF 16949:2016 high quality administration system customary for the automotive sector, and it totally complies with the automotive product high quality processes, together with APQP and PPAP. Pairing with the Quectel automotive grade LTE module AG35, Quectel’s AG15 is designed to satisfy the telematics and Car-to-Every little thing (V2X) connectivity necessities of the next-generation automotive purposes, equivalent to autonomous driving and highway security. Often known as LTE-V2X, C-V2X is the V2X communication know-how based mostly on the globally acknowledged threerd Era Partnership Venture (3GPP) Launch 14 Specs.....




Researchers at TU Wien develop new antenna idea for related vehicles; shark fin is simply too small

Related and speaking autos are actually the norm. Navigation methods frequently replace their maps and present instructions utilizing satellite tv for pc knowledge and drivers make telephone calls whereas driving. Sooner or later, knowledge alternate will play an excellent higher function in street transport, not least to enhance street security. Nevertheless, new choices should be discovered for housing antennas in vehicles. At TU Wien, researchers developed a particular antenna field that may be built-in into the entrance space of the automobile roof. This place is preferable for a number of causes. It’s out there on most automobile sorts like sedans, hatchback, station wagons and so forth. and it may be mixed with mannequin variations similar to sunroofs and panorama roofs. A entrance place can be nearer to the management electronics (shorter cables). Intuitively antenna cavities might be tilted to comply with the roof curvature … As a substitute, it’s proposed....