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Vehicle Electricification: April 18, 2013

Vehicle Electrification
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BMW shows plug-in hybrid electric based on X5 Sports Activity Vehicle

21-Apr-2014 16:12 GMT
Vehicle has 18 mi/30 km all-electric range from lithium-ion battery pack. Uses 2.0-l twin-scroll turbo engine with combination peak output of 270 hp/201 kW and 300 lb ft/407 N-m. Offers "predictive navigation" for high fuel efficiency, and can save battery capacity for areas that may require electric vehicle-only operation. European drive cycle ratings are 3.8 l/100 km (62 mpg) and just 89 grams CO₂/100 km. Read full story
Heavy brake re-gen feel dominates i3 driving experience
15-Apr-2014 20:13 GMT
With its i3 slated to reach U.S. customer hands in early May, BMW is ramping up production of its first mass-produced all-electric vehicle. Read full story
Energy independence and the smart grid
09-Apr-2014 14:29 GMT
A lively panel discussion at the SAE 2014 World Congress explored the role of battery-equipped vehicles in a smart, vehicle-to-grid network. Read full story
Hybrid-electric distributed propulsion explored
04-Apr-2014 20:38 GMT
Recent advancements in electronics, computers, and power distribution have made distributed propulsion feasible, but major challenges remain. Read full story
Toyota Motorsport pursues Le Mans prize with 1000-PS all-wheel-drive hybrid
01-Apr-2014 18:18 GMT
Toyota's new all-wheel-drive TS040 Hybrid Le Mans racer matches a 520-PS gasoline V8 with 480 PS of hybrid-electric assist for a total 1000 PS available from all four wheels under acceleration. Read full story
SAE International battery committee chair defines the value proposition of batteries (video)
25-Mar-2014 19:12 GMT
Many people are skeptical of electrified vehicles (EVs)—and specifically the battery pack, because it is the most expensive part of the auto. By building an explanation that is more accessible to society, the industry (and the world!) will benefit. Read full story
SAE adopts two hydrogen-fueling standards to advance commercialization of fuel-cell vehicles
19-Mar-2014 12:31 GMT
J2601 and J2799 spell out pressure levels and other parameters for hydrogen fueling, helping pave the way for commercialization of fuel-cell vehicles. Read full story
Ricardo’s scalable TorqStor flywheel system promises FE gains at reduced cost
12-Mar-2014 17:33 GMT
Increased fuel efficiency—by as much as 10% or more—and reduced cost are two compelling reasons to consider any new technology. And these are two of the major benefits Ricardo claims for its new TorqStor advanced flywheel energy storage system. Read full story
CPT's switched-reluctance motor-generator seen as path to 48-V systems
12-Mar-2014 17:32 GMT
Controlled Power Technologies' switched reluctance (SR) motor-generator technology was developed for a new breed of 48-V mild-hybrid vehicles. Read full story
Hyundai trials lightweight construction techniques with Intrado concept
10-Mar-2014 15:22 GMT
Shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the concept uses a new construction method that brings together lightweight steels, a lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic structure, and power from a hydrogen fuel cell. Read full story
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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
Andromeda Interfaces’ electric vehicle interface controller (EVIC) is a fully integrated display device to monitor the o...more
3D Systems has developed its fastest fab-grade selective laser sintering (SLS) system yet, the ProX 500 Plus. Build...more
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