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Vehicle Electricification: April 18, 2013

Vehicle Electrification
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Ford pumps $4.5B into electrifying 40% of its global product line by 2020

17-Dec-2015 19:39 GMT
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. Read full story
Porsche and Bentley plan electric future
16-Dec-2015 18:56 GMT
Porsche announced it will build the electric Mission E concept, and with Bentley, is now positioned to share advanced technologies. Each brand is heading for pure electric-production models, each targeting 500-km range, huge acceleration capability, and 15-20 minute 800V battery charging times. Read full story
China’s new “automotive dragons” Faraday and Baidu target EV, autonomous leadership
16-Dec-2015 18:55 GMT
Two upstart Chinese companies with big automotive ambitions are grabbing headlines as they lure top engineering and product-development talent— and prepare to unveil potentially disrupting new products and technology strategies. Read full story
Secondary loop and heat pump climate control under evaluation once more
09-Dec-2015 19:28 GMT
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. Read full story
EDAG CEO discusses the innovative concepts behind the Light Cocoon
22-Oct-2015 16:46 GMT
Tobias Meyer provides a look inside the progressive automobile design and body development of the concept using bionic construction principles and additive manufacturing processes. The car is inspired by nature, additively manufactured, and an ultimate in lightweight design. Read full story
Clean-sheet design for Proterra's all-electric city bus
16-Oct-2015 18:26 GMT
The Proterra Catalyst all-electric transit bus nabs double-digit miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), vastly outperforming its diesel, compressed natural gas, and diesel hybrid-electric rivals. Read full story
Delphi says 48-volt mild-hybrid systems could offer 15% CO2 reductions
02-Oct-2015 14:50 GMT
Speaking at the IAA Frankfurt Show, Christian Schäfer, Global Director of Advanced Electrical and Electronic Architectures at Delphi told Automotive Engineering that there are several drivers for the technology that were not present 15 years ago. Read full story
Nissan shows Gripz crossover concept
22-Sep-2015 15:25 GMT
Nissan weds crossover capability with sports car style in the concept shown at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Read full story
Fuel-saving KERS for big-rig trucks
22-Sep-2015 15:16 GMT
French start-up Adgero aims to retrofit rail-compatible semi-trailers with ultracapacitor-based hybrid drive units. The Adgero Hybrid System, it is claimed, is the first kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) for heavy-duty trucks. Read full story
Mercedes' concept stresses connectivity, record-breaking aerodynamics
16-Sep-2015 16:30 GMT
The Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile), which the German automaker also calls the “Digital Transformer,” was developed in less than 10 months thanks to Mercedes' advances in "digitalization." The car is claimed to have a record-breaking Cd value for a four-door, four-seater of 0.19, and also enables autonomous driving and car-to-x communication. Read full story
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The Evr-Green charging station from Leviton delivers up to 7.7 kW of power for home and workplace. The updated device pr...more
Amphenol Industrial Products Group’s ePower connectors series, rated at 800 to 1000 V dc, now includes right angle ...more
For its new 7-Mode transmission, AVL focused on key requirements for hybrid drivetrains including best-in-class fuel con...more
Current production dual-clutch transmissions (DCTs) are limited by their inherent mechanical complexity, according to FE...more
C2000 Piccolo F2807x multipoint control units (MCUs) from Texas Instruments improve execution speeds of control tasks in...more
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